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Roman Bronze Gladiator Statuette

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 540

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,700 - 2,270
USD ($) 2,100 - 2,790
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,725

ROMAN BRONZE GLADIATOR STATUETTE

Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast two-piece statuette featuring a naked male with curled hair, headband and leaves at the temples; the right arm raised, the hand gripping a spike; the left arm flexed, supporting a knotted cape draped over the shoulder and forearm; the left leg straight and right leg slightly raised; the chest and abdomen muscular. Copper-alloy, 460 grams, 138 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Footnotes
A gladiator in similar pose, with cloak and stake, is depicted in a mosaic in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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