Roman Bronze Retiarius Gladiator Statuette

GBP 3,750.00

Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

A finely detailed bronze cast figurine of a retiarius, an ancient Roman net-fighter gladiator. The gladiator is shown bare-headed and advancing left. He wears low boots, a large galerus flange neck-protector on his left shoulder and loincloth, which is held in place by a wide belt. His left hand is pierced through, and presumably would have held a weapon at one time. His features have been rendered naturalistically. He is able to stand unsupported, making him a lovely decorative item.

Date: Circa 1st Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, see The British Museum, item number 1873,0820.53

Object Condition

Excellent condition. Right hand missing.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:8.2 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

View Map