Exhausted Boxer

This extraordinary bronze sculpture, in the National Museum of Archaeology in Rome, represents a boxer after combat, with signs of wounds and scars on his body (on the nose and cheeks, for example). It is thought to have been sculpted by a Hellenistic artist around the 2nd century BC, but inspired by or even copied from an older work by one of the most celebrated Greek sculptors, Lysippos - the personal sculptor of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.

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