Item PC/027 - The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers (Version 1) The Wrestlers (Version 2)

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The Wrestlers


  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century (Creation)

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This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Also known as: Antique Boxers, Grecian Boxers, La Lotta, Lottatori. Roman Wrestlers Roman marble sculpture after a lost Greek original of the third century BCE, discovered near Porta S. Giovanni, Rome. Head and right arm of uppermost figure are 16th century restorations. The two young men are engaged in the sport called Pankration.

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Photographed in GSA in 1915. Original in Uffizi collection, Florence, Italy.

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Listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the museum and passage ways of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5).

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Dimensions: 1040 x 1230 x 640 mm (Plinth: 750 x 800 x 810 mm)

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GB 1694 PC/027

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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