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Terracotta lamp with gladiatorial equipment

Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Roman, Cypriot
Terracotta; mold-made
Overall: 1 1/4 x 4 in. (3.2 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
On discus, frieze comprising cuirass at bottom behind nozzle, then clockwise, a large round shield, a helmet (?), two overlapping oval shields, a helmet and short sword, an oblong shield, a helmet, a small round shield, a pair of crossed greaves, a helmet, a square shield (?), a straight sword, a curved sword, and a large round shield.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2866, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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