• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 174

    A ROMAN BRONZE MURMILLO GLADIATOR

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE MURMILLO GLADIATOR
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Armed with a protective oblong shield (scutum) with a central decorative boss and a stamped border, wearing a visored helmet, the high double crest with incised detail, a dagger in his lowered right hand, nude but for a belted loin cloth, a greave on his advanced left leg, protective strapping (manica) over his right arm
    3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 13.
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2004 (Ancient Arms, Armor, and Images of Warfare, no. 85).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III