Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture

Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture
Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture
Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture
Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture
Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture
Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture

Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture

The bronze Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer, is a Hellenistic Greek sculpture dated around 330 B. Of a sitting nude boxer at rest, still wearing his caestus, a type of leather hand-wrap, in the collection of the National Museum of Rome. It is one of the two unrelated bronzes (the other being the unidentified Hellenistic Ruler) discovered on the slopes of the Quirinal within a month of each other in 1885, possibly from the remains of the Baths of Constantine. Detail of the head It appears that both had been carefully buried in antiquity.

The statue is a masterpiece of Hellenistic athletic professionalism, with a top-heavy over-muscled torso and scarred and bruised face, cauliflower ears, broken nose, and a mouth suggesting broken teeth. Smith believes that the statue does not show a true portrait: this is genre realism, individuality removed in favour of a generic character of "boxer". Details: Condition: New, made in Greece. Approximately Height: 10cm - 3.9 inches Width: 6cm - 2.3 inches Weight: 650g Material: Bronze. The item "Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture" is in sale since Tuesday, May 20, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Reproduction Antiques". The seller is "greek-demigods" and is located in Athens, Nea Smirni. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Ancient Greek artifact Boxer head bust bronze aged sculpture


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