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Gladiator

Roman
Late Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 122.

Dimensions

Height: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Handle of a short sword or large knife with figurine of a gladiator of Samnite type, with shield, helmet, face mask, body armor, greaves, and sword. He advances to right, his left knee bent.

Provenance

By 1984: with Robert Haber, 16 West 23rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10010 (said by him to have come from a private Swiss collection); purchased by MFA from Robert Haber, April 11, 1984

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund