Inv. n°: MMoCA848

Bronze Figure of a Gladiator ('murmillo')

The gladiator prepares to attack, his left foot advanced. His left arm - which probably held a shield ('scutum')- is raised and his right arm is angled, ready to lunge forward. He wears a metal belt over his loincloth ('subligaculum'). A leather bandage ('manica') is wrapped around his right arm. It is typical for a murmillo that he wears a leg-guard on his left leg only. Furthermore, the gladiator wears the typical murmillo helmet with heavy bipartite visor, rounded crown, broad brim and low crest holder.

h. 8.7 cm

Roman, 1st - 2nd century AD



  • Acquired in the Israeli art market
  • Acquired at Cahn Auktionen AG, 7th November 2011, lot 209


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from 2017

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