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Wrestlers


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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/21/1988Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation
3/22/1990Loan Considerationexamined for loan
6/21/2002Loan Considerationexamined for loan
6/28/2004Examinationcondition
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
2nd-1st century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
solid cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.742
Measurements
H: 6 x W: 2 15/16 x D: 3 3/16 in. (15.2 x 7.4 x 8.1 cm)
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