Item PC/027 - Plaster cast of the Wrestlers

Plaster cast of the Wrestlers (Version 1) Plaster cast of the Wrestlers (Version 2)

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Plaster cast of 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.

Original: 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. Original currently in the collection of the Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

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Photographed in GSA in 1915.

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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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