Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Terracotta lamp in the form of a gladiator’s helmet

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
1st half of 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 3/8 in. (9 x 9.1 x 8.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1924
Accession Number:
24.219
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
In addition to a central crest, gladiators’ helmets often had feathers attached above the ears. The holes for such ornaments are faithfully reproduced on this helmet-shaped lamp.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Small Greek Antiquities: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(12): p. 295.

Related Objects

Terracotta oil lamp

Artist: Date: 2nd half of 1st century A.D.
Accession Number: 06.1021.291
Date: 2nd half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 06.1021.291 On view in:Gallery 168

Terracotta lamp

Artist: Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D.
Accession Number: 06.1021.286
Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 06.1021.286 On view in:Gallery 171

Terracotta oil lamp

Artist: Date: 1st century A.D.
Accession Number: 06.1021.292
Date: 1st century A.D. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 06.1021.292 On view in:Gallery 168

Terracotta lamp

Artist: Date: ca. A.D. 150–225
Accession Number: 74.51.2035
Date: ca. A.D. 150–225 Medium: Terracotta Accession: 74.51.2035 On view in:Gallery 171

Terracotta lamp

Artist: Date: early 1st century A.D.
Accession Number: 74.51.2069
Date: early 1st century A.D. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 74.51.2069 On view in:Gallery 171