A patinated bronze sculpture ''The Wrestlers''

15.25'' H x 18'' W x 11'' D

  • Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, San Marino, CA
  • Notes: The ancient Roman sculpture ''The Wrestlers'' is a marble copy of the long-lost Greek bronze dating from the 3rd century B.C. The Roman version was discovered in 1583, buried near Rome's Porta S. Giovanni, and subsequently purchased by the Medici family. It is now in the Uffizi collection in Florence and is considered the best Roman copy of a lost Hellenistic bronze. Many other artists have since made copies of it, including Philippe Magnier's marble version of 1684 - 1687 for the gardens of Versailles (now in the Louvre)
  • Condition: Overall good condition. General light marks commensurate with age.

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September 10, 2013 3:00 PM PDT
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