Description The pugilist stands with his bare fists raised in a sparring position. Supported by a wide waistband, his tight breeches extend to mid-calf and have a "two-button fall-down;" his upper torso is bare. The ivory socle on which he stands is fitted into a gold mount. The mount is attached to an uncarved carnelian seal that serves as a plinth for the diminutive statuette. Among the contemporaneous representations of pugilists in similar costume and postures is a group sculpture in ivory showing Tom Cribb and Tom Molyneaux carved in the 1st quarter of the 19th century.