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Figure of retiarius (net-fighter) in a combative pose with his left leg thrust forward; originally he held a trident in both hands. He has curly hair, a battered face, and a heavily muscled body and limbs. His left arm is wrapped with leather straps and he wears metal armor (galerus) on his...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, November 17, 1993

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, and William Nickerson Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 150

Dimensions

15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.682

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture