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Cast of Terme Boxer

Terme Boxer, from Rome, third to first century BC (cast)

Originally cast in bronze, this plaster cast shows a naked boxer wears fist guards (caestus) bound on with thongs. He sits after a fight, looking upwards. He has a boxer’s broken nose, and blood oozes from cuts on his shoulders, upper arms and swollen ears. These small gashes were originally represented by copper, inlaid into the bronze statue.

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