The Wrestlers Reproduction Statue

The Wrestlers Reproduction Statue
Item# PT6444
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Product Description

9" long x 7.5" high x 5" wide

Cold Cast Marble-like Resin

"The Wrestlers" also known as "The Two Wrestlers" or "The Uffizi Wrestlers" is a famous Roman marble sculpture thought to be a finest quality Roman copy of a lost bronze Greek original from the Hellenistic period in the third century BC. This Roman reproduction was itself unearthed in 1583 and is now in the Uffizi Collection.

The sculpture has previously been variously attributed to Myron, Cephisodotus the Younger or Heliodorus - the last two are mentioned by Pliny as creators of a sculptural format called symplegmata, signifying sculptures of figures closed in struggle, whether purely physical or amatory.

The two young men are engaged in the sport called Pankration, a kind of wrestling similar to the present-day sport of "Mixed Martial Arts." The two figures are clutching one another, and one seems to have the upper hand, holding the other knelt down and twisting his arm back. Their muscular structure is very defined and exaggerated due to their physical and sustained effort.

Neither of the two heads are original, though that of the lower figure is older. The heads were added after the sculpture was rediscovered.

The quality of the casting of this figurine is excellent, with good detail, and the cold cast resin has a natural sheen and weight and will blend well with authentic and more expensive antique pieces.

(some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)