Description The knotted hairstyle of the wrestlers indicates that they are professional competitors, participating in one of the most popular Greek athletic contests. Contestants were not permitted to strike blows, but were allowed to break their opponents' bones.
|7/21/1988||Treatment||cleaned; coated; loss compensation|
|3/22/1990||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|6/21/2002||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
- Sport in Ancient Greece. Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium), Brussels. 1992.
- Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 2004.
- Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931
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