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A Zucchabar arena gladiator helmet and set of leg armour from Ridley Scott's Oscar®-winning historical epic Gladiator. Gladiators wore their helmets and armour in the arena at Zucchabar during Maximus' (Russell Crowe) first fight, and this armour was worn by a warrior who fought Maximus' ally Hagen (Ralf Moeller).
The lot comprises a helmet with protective cheek and nose guards; a pair of knee pads; and a pair of greaves featuring adjoined foot guards. All five components are made of fibreglass and are finished in silver paint to resemble metal, with added distressing to replicate a battle-worn appearance.
The armour features several long brown leather ties, and pieces of foam padding are adhered to the helmet's interior. The set exhibits minor wear and dust remnants from production use. Dimensions (helmet): 33 cm x 16 cm x 31 cm (13" x 6¼" x 12¼")
Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 †Δ
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.