Lamp Showing Two Tragic Actors

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 November 2018
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The scene on this terracotta lamp depicts two tragic actors (perhaps Orestes and Pylades) on a couch; a severed head lies below. Roman period, made in Italy, about 175-225 CE. Transferred from the Wellcome Collection. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 12). Lamp Showing Two Tragic Actors. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9447/lamp-showing-two-tragic-actors/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lamp Showing Two Tragic Actors." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9447/lamp-showing-two-tragic-actors/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lamp Showing Two Tragic Actors." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Nov 2018. Web. 16 Oct 2021.