Gladiator

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Bronze sculpture after model by Pavel Velonsky (Welionski Pyi) (1849-1931), dark brown patina, signed in Latin and inscribed 'Ave Ceasar!/ Moritaru te salutant', with foundry mark; 'Fonderia Nelli.Roma'modeled as a standing figure of a gladiator posing before the fight, right arm outstretched in a greeting gesture, with a draped casting net across the left shoulder and a Roman helmet at his feet, holding a fighting trident, marked on base height: 66cm (26in).