Lost wax bronze replica from original mold.
Period: III century B.C.
The original masterpiece, in marble, is now conserved inside the Ufizzi Gallery, Florence.
The Wrestlers, is a famous Roman marble sculpture after a lost Greek.
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.
The artist author of this piece is the inventor of such sculptural format called symplegmata, signifying sculptures of figures closed in struggle, whether purely physical or amatory.
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