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The Borghese Gladiator, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3
This statue, which was also found at Antium, where it probably stood in an imperial palace, bears an inscription in Greek testifying that it was executed by the sculptor Agasias, of Ephesus. It is thought that it was certainly the work of one of those Greek artists from Asia Minor who, at the period of the Roman Augustus, effected a revival in the schools of sculpture which existed there. It is now in the Louvre, and the cast belonging to the Art Association was molded directly from the original marble. It represents an athletic combatant, shielding himself with his left arm against a mounted foe, while his right is drawn back as if to give a thrusting stroke with the sword. There is intense action in this finely modeled figure; it is admirably balanced in a difficult position, and shows a wonderful knowledge of anatomy. [P. 4; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Gladiator
Occupation--Military--Gladiator
Figure male
State of Being--Evil--Violence
Dress--Historic--Armor
Control number:
AECI 02860003
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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