Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008

Boxer

Boxer

100–30 BC

Bronze. solid cast, with copper inlays

Overall: 21 x 11 cm (8 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.137

Location

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The long topknot (cirrus) identifies this athlete as a hand-to-hand fighter, most likely a boxer.

Description

This boxer raises his arms to pull tight the thongs (now lost) that Greek and Roman boxers wound around their hands for protection. The sinuous body curve and long proportions are characteristic of the late Hellenistic period, when artists created more elongated versions of athletes and other classical figures.

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