Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 14

Terracotta Sculpture of the Uffizi Wrestlers by Vincenzo Vela

$5,400

About

An Italian 19th century terracotta sculpture of the Uffizi wrestlers. In good condition by Vincenzo Vela The sculpture of the Uffizi wrestlers, originally based on a lost Greek bronze dating back to the 3rd century BC, was brought to immediate sensation in 1583 with the discovery of the Roman marble copy from 1st century BC. Currently held at the Uffizi collection in Florence, it was acknowledged for its exceptional quality in its replication of the original Hellenistic sculpture attributed to Lysippus, known for his portrait of Alexander the great. The sculpture portrays two men engaged in pankration, an ancient fighting sport literally translating to ‘all force’. Embraced in a position known as the ‘guillotine’, scenes as this were of daily occurrence in the ancient Greek Palaestras.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Date of Manufacture
    1919
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 38141stDibs: LU794619935632

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.7 / 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2002
1stDibs seller since 2004
160 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
Associations
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

“Last Days of Napoleon” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Vincenzo Vela
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Vincenzo Vela 1
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Bronze sculpture of “Last Days of Napoleon” after model by Vincenzo Vela (Italian/Swiss, 1820-91) Signed “V. Vela. F. 1867”, “F. Barbedienne Fondeur, Paris”; A. Collas seal verso; u...
Category

20th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Alabaster Sculpture of "The Wrestlers"
Located in Manchester, MA
This is a wonderful Grand Tour period 1860s version of the wrestlers (also known as "The Two Wrestlers", "The Uffizi Wrestlers" or "The Pancrastinae") after a Roman copy in marble af...
Category

Antique 1860s Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Alabaster

Cinghiale Sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli
By Vincenzo Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
A symbol of Tuscan wildlife, the boar ("cinghiale" in Italian) is the subject of this lively portrait by Vincenzo Romanelli from 2012. Growing up in Tuscany, the artist studied this ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Sumo Wrestler Sculpture
Located in Garnerville, NY
The awesome power of the Sumo wrestler (rikishi) is truly revealed by the artist. Sumo wrestling is the national sport of Japan. Its rules, rituals and traditions are highly revered ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Belgian Black Marble

Chamois Head Sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli
By Vincenzo Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
A staple in the Swiss Alps, the chamois is a slender and delicate animal similar to a roe deer. A naturalistic version of its head was exquisitely modelled by Vincenzo Romanelli in 2...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

African Elephant Sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli
By Vincenzo Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite bronze sculpture was created in clay by the sculptor in 2015 and then cast in the Florentine foundry following the traditional lost wax method. It depicts an elephant ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Large African Elephant Sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli
By Vincenzo Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
This magnificent sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli was modelled in clay in 2015 and then cast in bronze using the traditional lost wax method in the Florentine foundry. The result is a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Terracotta Sculpture
Located in Antwerp, BE
Terracotta sculpture signed. Measures: Height 24 cm. Width 23 cm. Depth 12 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery