Bronze, Borghese Gladiator. A figure of a male athlete. After an antique statue, inscribed: ΑΓΑΣΙΑΣ ΔΩΣΙ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΙ [Agasias son of the Dositheus, Ephesus], which was first recorded in 1611, having been restored after been found at Nettuno near Anzio and then taken to Cardinal Borghese's estate but by 1650 was inside in a room, named after it, in the Villa Borghese but purchased by Napoleon in 1807 and is now in the Louvre, Paris.
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed ΑΓΑΣΙΑΣ ΔΩΣΙ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΙ [Agasias son of the Dositheus, Ephesus]
Haskell and Penny 1981: Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, Taste and the Antique, The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500 - 1900, New Haven and London, 1981, 43, fig. 115