The Uffizi Wrestlers is a famous Roman marble sculpture, after a lost Greek original of the 3rd century BC. It is now housed in the Uffizi collection, Florence. The two young men are engaged in the sport called Pankration, similar to the present-day sport of ‘mixed martial arts’. The two figures are clutching one another, and one seems to have the upper hand, holding the other down and twisting his arm back. Their muscular structure is very defined and exaggerated due to their sustained physical effort.
This reproduction is an exact scaled-down copy of the larger sculpture in our marble collection. It is exclusive to us at It's All Greek. The black finish is achieved by placing a basalt colour into the mix, prior to casting, rather than merely applying a superficial layer of paint.
The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome, and was a favourite of Michelangelo. The sculptures in this collection - made in the UK - are created using a process of 'dry casting', so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble. The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - should the sculptures be placed outside.
|dimensions||Height: 21.5cm Length: 24cm Depth: 14.5cm|
marble group - the Uffizi wrestlers
- Code: SA-106
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £83.33