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Fighting Warrior, known as the Borghese Gladiator: M.5-1854

Object information


Fighting Warrior, known as the Borghese Gladiator


Unknown (Maker)


Bronze, cast, of fighting gladiator.


History note: Commissioned in Rome in 1830 by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Thomas James Ireland, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1854-10-27) by Ireland, Thomas James


Second quarter of 19th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1830


Commissioned by the donor in Rome, in c. 1830, after the Hellenistic life-size marble discovered in the early seventeenth century.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sculpture: Depth 18.3 cm Height 22.2 cm Width 25.4 cm
Plinth: Depth 8.9 cm Height 2.9 cm Width 20.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1854
Primary reference Number: 13809
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1854
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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