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