Gladiator fight roman relief
Relief art was equally popular among the Romans and the Greeks. In monumental form, you could wear on temples, altars or public buildings scenes of their own history, mythology or everyday life in Rome. But more manageable reliefs have also survived from antiquity in large numbers: Small marble or limestone slabs in which sculptural figures were chiseled with great care. Depending on the intended use, the motifs can vary and show every conceivable scene from life in antiquity.
The first gladiators still had simple equipment. Each wore a shield, a sword and was protected by a helmet and greaves. In the course of the centuries several gladiator genres developed, which differed considerably in their equipment and fighting style.
On pictorial representations gladiators are mostly depicted in the final phase of the fight. The basic idea of gladiators was that those fighting in the arena demonstrated the ancient Roman military virtues of courage, steadfastness and the will to win. A gladiator had to fight only once or three times a year and in the rest became a slave or a prisoner of war. Even later, mainly prisoners, convicted criminals time were well taken care of.
In the first fighters it was him(damnatio ad ludum gladiatorium) and slaves used as gladiators
hanging on the back
- easy mounting
- fancy wall decoration
- real alabaster plaster, patinated - sandstone look
- dimensions 24 x 18,5 x 1,5 cm
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