Terracotta Relief of a Gladiator

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.7 cm high
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 3573
Provenance: German collection Ingo Underberg, acquired on 26 June 2001 from Galerie Rhéa in Zurich, Switzerland. With the original invoice from 2001.
Condition: Fragment of beautiful quality.
Description: A detailed terracotta relief of a gladiator of the Provocator type. The heavily armed combatant faces to the left, holds the sword (gladius) in his left hand and the shield (scutum) in front of his chest. He wears a helmet with a high crest, a cuirass, as well as a ribbed loincloth (subligaculum). The slightly curved relief could have adorned the shield of a larger statuette. Mounted.