Lamp with a gladiator
Height x width x length: 2.7 x 7.7 x 11 cm (1 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
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Terracotta oil lamp of dark brown clay. On the top of the lamp, in the disk, a Roman gladiator is depicted in relief-work. The gladiator is of the type known as a Thrax (Thracian- armed gladiator), which fought with a short, curved sword and wore high greaves (cnemides) on both legs, a manica (arm guard) on his right arm, and a small rectangular shield on his left arm.
By date unknown: Mrs. Orrin W. Mann Collection; gift of Mrs. Orrin W. Mann to MFA, May 12, 1949
Gift of Mrs. Orrin W. Mann