11 December 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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
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).
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