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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    AN ITALIAN BRONZE MODEL OF THE BORGHESE GLADIATOR

    CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN BRONZE MODEL OF THE BORGHESE GLADIATOR
    CIRCA 1840
    After the Antique, mounted on a stained wood plinth
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide


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    The original Borghese Gladiator was recorded in 1611 as having been discovered in Nettuno after which it was removed to the estate of Cardinal Borghese. In 1807 it was purchased by Napoleon Buonaparte and by 1811 it was in Paris. It is presently in the Louvre.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage