The games in the arena were the main attraction during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Men – sometimes even women – entered the amphitheater to take part in fights against other gladiators, even against wild beasts.
Roman Bronze Gladiator Statuette
A finely detailed Ancient Roman bronze statuette depicting a gladiator, possibly Thrax or Hoplomachus . The figure is shown bare chested, wearing greaves on his legs, a protective strapping manica over his right arm, a double belt over his loin-cloth, and a beautifully rendered double crest helmet.
Condition: Extremely fine. Beautiful green patination to the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.