Terracotta Lamp Handle

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Title

Terracotta Lamp Handle

Subject

lamp handle, terracotta, etiquette, table manners, Roman, 2nd century A.D., Egyptian

Description

This is a lamp handle from the 2nd Century A.D. Depicted is the seated Zeus Serapis, holding a scepter in one hand, the other hand rested on Cerberus, the guard dog of Hades.

Creator

Craftsman unknown.

Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gallery 171- Greek and Roman Study Collection: Fifth Millennium B.C.–A.D. 313

Publisher

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date

2nd century A.D.

Contributor

Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Rights

This image is in public domain

Relation

N/A

Format

Image of physical object. Physical object
• Physical medium: Terracotta
• Physical dimension: L. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.)
• Image file type: png
• Dimensions of image: N/A

Language

N/A

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

17.194.2115

Coverage

Said to be crafted in Egypt,

Citation

Craftsman unknown., “Terracotta Lamp Handle,” Food and Drink in the Ancient World, accessed September 22, 2021, https://foodanddining.omeka.net/items/show/26.

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