This vase was made in Colchester from clay obtained locally. It shows different forms of gladiator combat. These scenes provide direct evidence for types of gladiator as well as acting as a starting point for study of other aspects of this form of public entertainment. Such a distinctively Roman object, made and found in a distant province, raises the issue of how Romanised the people of the empire became.
Found in a grave in Colchester, England
c. AD 175
clay from the Colchester area, Essex
height: 22.9 cm
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