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Collecting violence. Revisiting the Roman artefacts with gladiatorial iconography from the ''Maria and dr. George Severeanu'' collection

Author(s): Marius Streinu, Oana Borlean, Alina Streinu
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Military history, Ancient World
Published by: Editura Muzeului Municipiului Bucuresti
Keywords: lamps; statue; RTI; gladiators; weapons;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to revisit three Roman lamps with gladiatorial decorations from the Maria and Dr. George Severeanu collection in order to properly integrate them to the established typologies, discuss their provenance and elaborate on the iconography. The lamps originate at Tomis, Romula and Constantinople, three different regions of the empire and depict several types of gladiators: secutor, murmillo, thraex and retiarius. The fourth item discussed in the paper is novel and unique to the collection: the marble head of a secutor gladiator, depicted in an oriental manner and with analogies in the eastern provinces.

  • Issue Year: 5/2019
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 236-251
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English