A Roman terracotta fragment from a 'Campana' relief

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Lot 133
A Roman terracotta fragment from a 'Campana' relief

Sold for £ 2,550 (US$ 3,221) inc. premium
A Roman terracotta fragment from a 'Campana' relief
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Depicting a boxer, wearing a caestus (boxing glove) on his left hand and holding a victor's ribbon, a palm-branch in his right hand, his muscular body standing on a plinth between two Corinthian columns, denoting the colonnade of the boxers' palaestra, ends of hanging oscilla visible, a wreath draped above his head, 22cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Frank Sternberg AG, Zurich in May 1992.

    For a similar composition depicting this subject, see a fragmentary Campana relief in the British Museum, London, inv. no. 1805.0703.390. The full relief showed the boxer surrounded by a stamnos on a high pedestal and a herm on either side, with oscilla of oval and pelta-form, and an oscullium of a Hermes mask above.
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