Architectural Bracket with Wrestlers

Architectural Bracket with Wrestlers

100s-200s

Schist

Overall: 16 x 20.5 cm (6 5/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 1998.71

Description

This sculpture probably derived from Greco-Roman prototypes of nude athletes, but here it has probably been transposed into a scene from the boyhood of the Buddha, when it is said that he excelled in all forms of athletics.

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