London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A GLADIATOR
2ND CENTURY A.D.
Lunging forward, wearing protective strapping (manica) on his right arm, tall greaves and belted loin-cloth, red painted body, repaired, mounted
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high
Lt. Gen. A. H. L. F. Pitt-Rivers Collection: purchased from Lawrence, December 1896.
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Inscribed in black ink on the reverse: "GRAECO-ROMAN. BT. LAWRENCE. DEC. 1896. P.1353".
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