Model Type
Breasted -- 1. Brussels, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, E 6846. Two men obviously engaged in wrestling: one has the upper hand; he stands with both feet on the ground and his body bent forward. His left arm is around his opponent's thigh, his right around the waist. He is about to lift up his opponent. The underdog's left knee is on the ground. With his other slightly bent leg he is trying not to lose his hold on the ground. With his left arm he is attempting to grasp his opponent's right leg. His right arm is not sculptured. The upper part of his body shows a slight curve at the hips and thereby breaks with rigid frontality. The corners of the contestants' mouths seem to show physical strain.
From Arab el Burg, near Asyut. Cl.A.10.945, Eg.597. Formerly in Von Bissing Collection. Limestone. 9.5 cm. x 8 cm. x 5 cm. Von Bissing, Denkmäler Ägyptischer Skulptur, Pl. 29, and accompanying text.
Musées Royaux d`Art et d`Histoire , Brussels
Accession number
Breasted Classification
VI-3-2 ENTERTAINMENT - Games and Wrestling. - Wrestlers.
9 5 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , VI-3-2 1.
von-Bissing-1914 , Pl. 29, and accompanying text
Web Museum Record Card

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