Gladiators fought for the entertainment of the crowds in Ancient Rome. By fighting in the arena, gladiators could gain favor and became celebrities in their time. The sport of gladiators lasted for almost 1,000 years. Gladiators were often slaves or criminals, but sometimes were volunteers who willingly participated. If they fought well in the games, they would gain recognition and become celebrities similar to the movie stars or professional athletes of today. They were often depicted in art and other objects, and sometimes even had endorsement deals for products just like modern sports stars.
This hand-painted gladiator is wearing the typical armor of the gladiator, with an enclosed helmet and armor covering the left arm. He carries a small shield and mace, and wears a loin cloth and sandals.
Size and Color: Ancient Rome figures range from 1.5 inches to 3 inches tall. The gladiator has silver armor and weapons, a dirty white loin cloth, and brown sandals.
The Gladiator is part of the Ancient Rome collection.
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|Dimensions||4.5 × 2 × 6.5 cm|