Gladiators relief - fight scene
Create a very special atmosphere of ancient Roman sports and entertainment culture with a relief depiction of a gladiator fight.
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If you want to bring a touch of dramatic gladiatorial combat to your own study or living room, a gladiator relief depicting a man vs. beast fight is a great choice. Nothing more classically represents ancient gladiatorial combat in the Coliseum than the extremely dangerous combinations of brutal gladiatorial combat and animal rushes.
Gladiators in battle
This detailed replica of Roman gladiator relief depicts a fight scene from one of the largest arenas in the ancient world, the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two predators, a lion and a panther, pounce on a gladiator equipped with helmet, scutum and short sword, the gladius. Another gladiator is already on the ground holding his head protectively, while one of the animal tamers tries to forcefully restrain the lion. A truly dynamic gladiator relief that ideally visualizes the drama of such a fight!
- 1st century AD
- Relief dimensions 22x16cm
- Alabaster stucco with antique patina
- Rear suspension
The original model of the gladiator relief
The gladiator relief found and exhibited in Rome is of such special value because it is one of the few preserved original representations of the animal rushes practiced at that time. Regardless of the fact that animal chases were practiced in the Roman Empire from the second century BC to the sixth century AD. Combined with other gladiator reliefs and depictions of other events in Roman history, you can decorate your surroundings in a particularly impressive way.
Good to know
The relief looks even more impressive when you consider the background. At its largest, the Circus Maximus had room for 385,000 people. An almost unimaginable number even for today's times. The Circus Maximus was not only a place of bloody gladiator fights, also many other sports were practiced in this arena. Get a piece of impressive sports history into your home with this gladiator relief.
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