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Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight    Date:      ca. 1500  Culture:      Netherlandish  Medium:      Elephant ivory  Dimensions:      Overall: 2 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 15/16 in. (7.2 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm)  Classification:      Ivories

Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight Date: ca. 1500 Culture: Netherlandish Medium: Elephant ivory Dimensions: Overall: 2 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 15/16 in. (7.2 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm) Classification: Ivories

Bronze hand of a boxer. Imperial. 1st–2nd century A.D. Roman. The hand is clad in a caestus (boxing glove), comprising a semicylindrical strip and a projecting spike, tied with cords running from the wrist. Although Roman boxers are represented on statues, mosaics, terracotta plaques and lamps, and bronze figurines, few objects show the actual boxing glove with such clarity of detail as the present piece. The hand is probably a votive, dedicated by a boxer on his retirement.

Bronze hand of a boxer. Imperial. 1st–2nd century A.D. Roman. The hand is clad in a caestus (boxing glove), comprising a semicylindrical strip and a projecting spike, tied with cords running from the wrist. Although Roman boxers are represented on statues, mosaics, terracotta plaques and lamps, and bronze figurines, few objects show the actual boxing glove with such clarity of detail as the present piece. The hand is probably a votive, dedicated by a boxer on his retirement.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens | Richard Watson Gilder, Helena de Kay Gilder, and Rodman de Kay Gilder | The Met (05.27.2012)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens | Richard Watson Gilder, Helena de Kay Gilder, and Rodman de Kay Gilder | The Met (05.27.2012)

Hand of a boxer about A.D.150–220  Greek Athletes | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hand of a boxer about A.D.150–220 Greek Athletes | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Marble statue of Eirene (the personification of peace)" (ca. 14-68 CE), Roman copy of Greek original by Kephisodotos. Roman, early Imperial, Julio-Claudian period. Marble, Pentelic. Rogers Fund, 1906. Posted on metmusem.org.

"Marble statue of Eirene (the personification of peace)" (ca. 14-68 CE), Roman copy of Greek original by Kephisodotos. Roman, early Imperial, Julio-Claudian period. Marble, Pentelic. Rogers Fund, 1906. Posted on metmusem.org.

Marble sphinx on a cavetto capital | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Met (08.23.2016)

Marble sphinx on a cavetto capital | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Met (08.23.2016)

Giovanni Giuliani | Virgin and Child | Austrian, Stift Heiligenkreuz | The Met (07.13.2016)

Giovanni Giuliani | Virgin and Child | Austrian, Stift Heiligenkreuz | The Met (07.13.2016)

The Emperor Aurangzeb Carried on a Palanquin, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1705–20 Bhavanidas (Indian, active ca. 1700–1748) India Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

The Emperor Aurangzeb Carried on a Palanquin, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1705–20 Bhavanidas (Indian, active ca. 1700–1748) India Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Statue of a wounded Amazon [Roman copy of a Greek bronze statue] She wears a short, sleeveless chiton unfastened at one shoulder and belted at the waist with a makeshift bit of bridle from her horse. The garment is known as an exomis, the type of clothing worn by Greek men for exercise, horse riding, or hard labor.

Statue of a wounded Amazon [Roman copy of a Greek bronze statue] She wears a short, sleeveless chiton unfastened at one shoulder and belted at the waist with a makeshift bit of bridle from her horse. The garment is known as an exomis, the type of clothing worn by Greek men for exercise, horse riding, or hard labor.

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