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Roman Egyptian Handle Ornament, Nike and Gladiators, 50-100 AD

Nike crowns a victorious gladiator. She stands on a sphere and holds a palm frond in her left hand.

The secutor she crowns waves the sword. His opponent sways with his head bowed and a deep wound on the side. His hand drops the sword. He is fatally injured.

Published as item no. 445, p. 157, pl. 90 in: Paul Perdrizet. Les terres cuites grecques d'Égypte de la collection Fouquet. Paris 1921. (copy of the publication record joined)

Triangular handle ornament from a mold made pottery lamp. Broneer type XXI. Light brown clay, covered with a brown slip. Ink inscribed back: 2209.

Rare depiction. Broken at the lamp level, top damaged.

H. 11 cm (4.3 in)

Ex collection of Dr. Daniel Fouquet, Cairo, around 1900.

Sold 1650 USD

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