Object: Lamp

House of Marcus Fabius Rufus, Pompeii

The monkey forming the handle wears gladiator armour of the type used against the retiarius (net-fighting gladiator). A lamp such as this could be bought at the gladiatorial games as a souvenir.

Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii


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