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

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Fighting Warrior, known as the Borghese Gladiator


Maker: Unknown




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 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


  • Sculpture UK

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: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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