The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
On the discus, a gladiator, seen from the rear, advances to the fight away from the viewer. He is heavily armed and so can be recognized as a samnis (Samnite) or murmillo. Here, unusually, he is shown as left-handed.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2638, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.