Skip to main content
Humanities LibreTexts

6.9: Boxer at Rest

  • Page ID
  • Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of Apollonius’s, Boxer at Rest.


    A YouTube element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can view it online here:

    Apollonius, Boxer at Rest, c. 100 BCE, bronze, Hellenistic Period (Palazzo Massimo, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome).

    Figure 1. The Boxer excavated

    This Greek bronze was found in 1885, buried, possibly purposefully, on the Quirinal, one of the seven hills of Rome. It has been suggested that this sculpture may represent the Olympic champion, Theogenes.

    • Was this article helpful?