• Close up of pigs head against black background
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Plastered human skull and jawbone [11330]. Unique among excavated human remains from  Catalhoyuk, the shull and jawbone have been covered in soft palster from the forehead to the chin. This was then painted dark red. The nose was remodelled in plaster and several layers of plaster indicate that the process was repeated several times. Possibly an adult female.  Building 42 {F 1517], level V cirac 6300 BC . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Barilli I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Top section of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Amassed VII, Allai. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, . White background.
  • Top section of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Amassed VII, Allai. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Top section of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Amassed VII, Allai. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Top section of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Amassed VII, Allai. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Top section of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Amassed VII, Allai. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from S’Arretzraxiu, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from S’Arretzraxiu, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from S’Arretzraxiu, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from S’Arretzraxiu, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from S’Arretzraxiu, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Bau Carradore II, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Bau Carradore II, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Bau Carradore II, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Bau Carradore II, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above.Excavated from Nuraghe Orrubiu IV, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above.Excavated from Nuraghe Orrubiu IV, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above.Excavated from Nuraghe Orrubiu IV, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above.Excavated from Nuraghe Orrubiu IV, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above.Excavated from Nuraghe Orrubiu IV, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Barilli I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Barilli I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Barilli I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Pranu Maore I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Pranu Maore I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Pranu Maore I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Pranu Maore I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Perida Iddocca VII site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Perida Iddocca VII site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Perida Iddocca VII site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Perida Iddocca VII site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Perida Iddocca VII site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The remains of a representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali IV site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The remains of a representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali IV site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The remains of a representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali IV site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The remains of a representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali IV site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The remains of a representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali IV site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali V site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali V site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Barrili II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Barrili II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Barrili II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Barrili II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman bust of Socrates, 1st cent AD from the construction site of the monument to Vitorio Emanuel II,  Rome, Italy. This portrait of Socrates is similar to the Herm of Socrates from the Naples National Museum. In xenophon’s Symposium socrates is described as ‘Short body with wide shoulders, prominent belly, aquiline nose, thick wide mouth and head almost completely bold. In 399 BC the famous Athenian philosopher was condemned to death for impiety and corruption. Inv 1236, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Genna Arrele II. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Bau Carradore II, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Cabamadau, Villa Sant’ Antonia. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Excavated from Paule Luturru,  Samugheo. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Barilli I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Pranu Maore I site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi.  Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir. Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali V site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali V site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali V site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Barrili II site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure starts at the top with a long nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  From Barrili I site, Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy

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