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The Borghese Gladiator

Art Investigation series

 The "Art Investigation" series sets out to solve the mystery of nine works of art in the Musée du Louvre. In what context and circumstances were they made? Who shaped their destinies? How did they come into being… and how did they arrive at the Louvre?

Author(s): Françoise Docquiert

Director(s): Vincent Manniez

Scientific advisor(s): Alain Pasquier

The Gladiator was discovered in the 17th century, when the Borghese family ordered excavations of their estates. This remarkable statue, carved from a single block of marble, can be considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Hellenistic art.






26 minutes


Patrick de Carolis, Éclectic Production, avec la participation de France 5, Musée du Louvre

Commercial distribution

Éclectic Production

Non-commercial distribution

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