1st half of 3rd century BC
The Albertina Foundation
The bronze group was cast after a Roman marble copy in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. The now lost Hellenistic original was from the 1st half of the 3rd century BC
The Ørsted Park
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Two naked wrestlers are in the decisive phase of their fight. One has been forced to his knees and has his right arm twisted behind him, while the victorious athlete is pressing him to the ground with his shoulder. From behind we clearly see the pyramid shape of the group.
The Roman marble group was excavated in 1583. There is some doubt as to whether the heads on the wrestlers are original, or whether they belong to another group that was discovered t the same time.