Wrestlers

  • Paul Manship, Wrestlers, 1908, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.32

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Paul Manship modeled many sculptures of Hercules throughout his career, and this early model of Wrestlers is thought to show the Greek hero fighting the giant Antaeus. Antaeus drew power from his mother, the earth, so Hercules defeated him by lifting him off the ground and squeezing him to death.

Title
Wrestlers
Artist
Date
1908
On View
Dimensions
12 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (32.8 x 19.7 x 19.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – wrestling
  • Figure group – male – nude
Object Number
1966.47.32
Palette
Linked Open Data
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