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#195

Boxer

unbekannt | Sculptor

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The ‘Grey Athlete’ was discovered in Rome in the 1730s and attributes were added that rightly identify him as a boxer. Hanging on the palm trunk are two gloves that athletes used in boxing training in order to reduce the impact of blows. In addition, there are two cylindrical objects that were also used for boxing training; they were made of bronze or lead and were intended for strengthening the arm muscles.

Material & Technique
Marble
Museum
Skulpturensammlung
Dating
2nd century CE
Inventory number
Hm 097
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