London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A MURMILLO GLADIATOR
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Wearing removable crested helmet with inset triangular visor, with long thick hair, lunging forward holding large oblong shield (scutum) in front, with dagger in his right hand, a greave on his advanced left leg, standing on integral rectangular plinth, traces of red pigment, repaired
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high with helmet
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Cf. R. Jackson (ed.), Gladiators and Caesars, The British Museum, London, 2000, p. 46, pl. 29 for similar terracotta gladiator with removable helmet.
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