Apollonius, Boxer at Rest (or The Seated Boxer)

Look closely to see bloody wounds and a lifetime of scars on this defeated athlete.


Apollonius, Boxer at Rest, c. 100 B.C.E., bronze, Hellenistic Period (Palazzo Massimo, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome)

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The Boxer: An Ancient Masterpiece Comes to The Met

The Boxer by Matthew Brennan on Sketchfab

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Apollonius, Boxer at Rest (or The Seated Boxer)," in Smarthistory, December 7, 2015, accessed July 13, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/apollonius-boxer-at-rest/.