Item PC/026A - Plaster cast of Borghese Warrior

Plaster cast of Borghese Warrior (Version 1) Plaster cast of Borghese Warrior (Version 2) Plaster cast of Borghese Warrior (Version 3)

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PC/026A

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Plaster cast of Borghese Warrior

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  • 19th century (Creation)

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1 item

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Original: Also known as: Discobolus, Fighting Gladiator, Hector, Heros Combattant, Borghese Gladiator. Particularly admired for its truthful rendering of anatomy. A Hellenistic sculpture actually portraying a swordsman, created at Ephesus about 100 BCE. Listed in first catalogue of casts as Greek, in the Louvre and was bought from Brucciani. Original currently in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France.

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Archival history

Photographed in GSA in 1915. This item is currently on display in The Glasgow School of Art's Reid Building. For access information please email archives@gsa.ac.uk.

Custodial history

One of the two is listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the entrance halls passage ways of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5). Cast is listed for sale in 'Catalogue Casts for Schools' (GSAA/ISE/5/8), however no evidence this was the distributer (D. Brucciani & Co.) or issue it was bought from. Listed under 'Statues' in 'Catalogue of Books, Casts etc. of the School of Ornamental Art, Glasgow' (GSAA/GOV/7/1).

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Dimensions: 1630 x 1150 x 690 mm (Plinth: 660 x 1220 x 720 mm)

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GSAA/GOV/7/5; GSAA/ISE/5/8; GSAA/GOV/7/1

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GB 1694 PC/026A

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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