Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Battered Boxer - By Apollonius

The Original Golden Age of Boxing

Photo Courtesy of Ridgewalker

The magnificent bronze statue “The Boxer” or “Apollonius Boxer” (slide) is not a victorious young athlete with a perfect face and body, but a heavily battered, defeated veteran whose upward gaze speaks of the defeat he has just experienced. His nose is broken and his cheeks are scared. How different this is than the Riace Warrior of the Early Classical period.

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