Lamp with gladiator

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
Late 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.292

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A circular lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes; flat shoulder with a groove; and concave disc decorated with a gladiator with shield and sword advancing to the right.

Condition: Restored (?)

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)
3)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription