Wrestling, Olympic Games

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Wrestling was one of main events in the Olympic Games, held in ancient Olympia. We created for you, a sculpture, made of brass with patina, which we then placed on a greek black marble base, with white and grey waters. It is inspired by ancient relief representations and black-figure vases. A ideal prososal for a special gift.

Dimensions: 7cm x 10cm x 3,5cm

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Estimated delivery time :            - Greece : 5 working days

                                                   - Europe : 7 - 10 working days

                                                  - Rest of world : 10 - 28 working days

Wrestling became the final event of the pentathlon, when it was introduced in 708 B.C. in the ancient Olympic Games, but it existed as a sport event on its own, as well. It was the last event to be held after the discus, the javelin, the long jump and the foot race and it designated the winner of the Pentathlon, the only crowned athlete of the Olympics. The most famous of all wrestlers was Milon of Croton. As a sport, the wrestling was highly valued as a form of military exercise without weapons.

Olympic Wrestling in Ancient Greece had many similarities with todays Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling, but there were less rules than the modern Olympics have. Matches were held in an area filled with sand, the keroma. Once a match began, it continued without interval until one man had thrown to the ground his opponent three times. There were no divisions by weight. Contestants were allowed to trip, but not to bite, gouge, or punch. There were two kinds of Ancient Olympic Wrestling, the Kato Pale, which was ground wrestling and the Orthia Pale, which was upright wrestling. 

The ancient Attic amphora with the wrestling scene in the Gymnasium is kept at the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.

Area:
Ancient Olympia
Date:
776 B.C.
Details:
with marble base
Dimensions (WxHxD):
7 cm x 10 cm x 3,5 cm
Gross Weight:
385 gr
Material:
Brass
Subcategory:
Relief representation
Weight:
360 gr

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