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Gladiator

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

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

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Accession Number

1984.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture