Hispano-Roman

Gladiator mosaic

Marble and limestone
Rome
3rd century
 

The lower scene depicts the first moment of combat between the secutor Astyanax and the retiarius Kalendio. The lanista or gladiator trainer cheers them on. The scene at the top shows the victor Astyanax dealing the mortal blow with his sword to Kalendio, who has already fallen.

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This section contains objects associated with different aspects of the Roman presence in the Iberian Peninsula, such as the language and laws of Rome, Roman technologies for public works, and the creation of an urban society, reflected most notably in the forum. Meanwhile, everyday objects used inside and outside the home offer an insight into the daily lives of Hispano-Roman men and women.

Mosaico de Hércules, detalle

Hispano-Roman