Reproduction Gladiator Helmet


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Reproduction Gladiator Helmet   (1916.07.0005)
  1. Science & Technology T&E
  2. :
  3. Armaments
  4. :
  5. Body Armor
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early Roman Empire, Before 79 CE
Culture Thracian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 37.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 31.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 22.2 cm
Weight 7,689 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Bronze
Manufacturing Processes Electrotyping,
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray to Black (N 2.5/ 4.6% R) -Face part. Dark Gray (N 3.5/ 9.0% R) -Top part. Yellowish Gray (7.5Y 8/2) -Patina.

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Astier, Marie-Benedicte. "Helmet of a Thracian Gladiator." Louvre Museum website, accessed 21 July 2015. Jacobelli, Luciana. Gladiators at Pompeii. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2003. Also see unpublished student paper by Cox and Kalaher, 2012P.0069. Kohne, Eckart and Cornelia Ewigleben, eds. Gladiators and Caesars: The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000. Wisdom, Stephen. Gladiators: 100 BC-AD 200. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2001.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Original in National Museum, Naples per Jim Dengate. Illustration: J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fonderie Artistiche Riunite. p. 430, Naples Museum no. 5649.

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