Roman Terracotta Murmillo Gladiator

Roman Terracotta Murmillo Gladiator

An ancient Roman terracotta Murmillo gladiator figure, armed with a sword held high, helmet and a shield that covers almost the entire body, with legs slightly bent, in attack position.

Ca. 3rd - 1st century BC.
Height: 6 3/8 in. (16 cm).
Accompanied by a thermoluminescence test by confirming its age to 2300 years old +/-.

Formerly in an New York private collection, 1970's; subsequently in an Australian private collection, 1980's - 2017.

Inv#: 6936


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