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Lamp with gladiators

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A mould-made lamp with circular body; short, rounded nozzle. A ring-handle is placed at rear. The rounded shoulder is decorated with a myrtle or olive-wreath, the lower ends of which terminate in volutes near the nozzle. The shoulder is separated from the disc by a simple moulding. On the disc...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Alessandro Fausti; May 4, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Alessandro Fausti; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 175–225

Dimensions

Length: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.578

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices