According to experts, if confirmed, this will be only the second depiction of a female Roman gladiator ever found, but even more impressive than the first considering this one killed whatever the hell she did with only one a single hand and leg. I wouldn't f*** with her if I were you.
The gladiator statue shows a topless woman, wearing only a loincloth and a bandage around her left knee. Her hair is long, although neat, and in the air she raises what the researcher, Alfonso Manas of the University of Granada, believes is a sica, a short curved sword used by gladiators. The gesture she gives is a "salute to the people, to the crowd," Manas said, an action done by victorious gladiators at the end of a fight.
The female fighter is looking down at the ground, presumably at her fallen opponent.
Listen: I'm all for imagining badass female gladiators killing shit with their titties flailing around, but I'm pretty sure that's just a guy with nice hair and moobs. "And no bulge in his loincloth?" Hell no -- you gotta tuck your meat when you're fighting lions!
Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator [livescience]
Thanks to FloorMatt, who fights lions the old fashioned way: luring them to the edge of a cliff and then jumping out of the way real quick when they lunge. I...wow -- I can't believe you can even jump with the size balls you must be toting.
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