The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the discus a rhinoceros is shown tossing with its horn a large cat, probably a lion, while a small animal, possibly meant to be a baby rhino, hides in a tree behind. Compare the rhinoceros on the Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel displayed nearby. The base is inscribed FAVSTI ([of the lampmaker] Faustus); he seems to have worked in Italy, Egypt, and Petra (Jordan), as well as Cyprus.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2857, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.