Boxer at Rest | Greek | late 4th–2nd century B.C. | Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, inv. 1055. On loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art through 15 July 2013.

“…a masterpiece that vividly reflects Hellenistic athletic professionalism….brutally realistic, with…broken nose, cauliflower ears, numerous facial scars, and a mouth suggesting broken teeth…a battered old prize fighter.” — R.R.R. Smith, Hellenistic Sculpture: a handbook. London: Thames and Hudson, 1991, pp. 54-5, fig. 62, and cover illustration.

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