Massive Pair of Bronze Greek Boxers Creugas and Damoxenos

Massive Pair of Bronze Greek Boxers Creugas and Damoxenos

17,000.00

A large pair of patinated bronze boxing figures after Canova, Italy. The figures are of Cregugas and Damoxenos in boxing repose, each one reqalistically cast and retains its original finish. The legend is shown here as the two pugilists, named Creugas of Durres and Damoxenos of Syracuse, who met during the Nemean Games. According to legend, the two were so evenly matched that the competition lasted for hours without a decision. When there was no foreseeable end, both men agreed to take a single, undefended blow from the other. Creugas delivered the first punch, striking Damoxenos on the head. Damoxenos, struck Creugas on the side and tore out his intestines. The Argives disqualified Damoxenos, for killing his opponent and Creugas was posthumously declared the winner.

33H X 18W X 9D

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