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Uffizi Wrestlers



Wrestler from the Uffizi – buy bronze or marble replica sculpture

The wrestlers from the Uffizi are a Roman marble sculpture based on a lost Greek bronze original from the third century BC.
The two young men are engaged in pankration, a type of wrestling similar to today’s sport of mixed martial arts. The two figures are wrestling in a position known in modern freestyle wrestling as a “cross-body ride”. The top wrestler has his left leg intertwined with the opponent’s left leg, his body is across the opponent’s body and he lifts the opponent’s right arm. In a well-known modern series of wrestling moves, the top wrestler now attempts to lift the opponent’s arm above his head to force a hold, known as a “guillotine”. Their musculature is very pronounced and exaggerated due to the physical and prolonged effort.
Neither of the two heads originally belonged to the group, although the head of the lower figure is older and stylistically just as advanced as the sons of the “Niobe Group”. The heads were added after the sculpture was rediscovered.

The French sculptor Philippe Magnier was commissioned by Le Nôtre around 1684-87 to make a marble copy of the group for the gardens of Versailles, which was later moved to Marly and is now in the Louvre. On offer here is a replica based on a plaster cast of the group of statues in the Louvre created by Philippe Magnier.
Buy the cast bronze or cast marble replica of the wrestlers from the Uffizi in real size. This faithful replica is a perfect ornamental piece for your home as well as for a prestigious room or garden.


Wrestler from the Uffizi sculpture, museum-quality bronze casting

The sculpture purchased in our online shop is produced as a bronze casting using the traditional lost wax technique. The negative mould required for this is based on a plaster cast of the group of statues in the Louvre.

Cast marble & marble sculpture from the sculptor

In addition to classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds for the statues shown in our online shop. Marble casting from powdered genuine white marble. And the new moulding of the statue by sculptors from a single block of white marble. If you are interested in such a mould, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your e-mail or phone call.

Patinating the statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that causes the bronze to weather differently over time, depending on the environmental influences on the copper alloy. We have various patina recipes in our repertoire, including one that corresponds well to the patina of preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with samples of suitable patinas in advance.

Individualisation of the bronze or marble replica sculpture

The wrestler replica from the Uffizi Gallery purchased from us is engraved in the base with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo. The base is also engraved with your name, lettering, the occasion of manufacture, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.

Your very personal legacy

Our life-size cast bronze replicas are therefore not only artistic replicas, but also timeless reminders that will preserve your legacy for generations to come. By engraving your name, the date and the occasion on the base, this statue becomes an everlasting symbol of your most personal life achievement, your significance in this world and your work there.

Memory cast in bronze in the radiant light of antiquity

Ancient Greek bronze statues and their masterfully crafted Roman marble replicas were the sensual and visual mirror of these two advanced civilisations for over a millennium. After their rediscovery during the Renaissance, these statues once again became world-famous and symbolised the emergence of modernity. The statue made for you and with your name as the donor will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements in the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome.

Locations for the installation of ancient statues & list of parks with ancient sculptures

Antique statues are hardly available in the original. Since their rediscovery in the Renaissance, expensive replicas have been made for castles, their parks and also for the mansions of the wealthy bourgeoisie. During this period, a canon for the installation and placement of these works of art was created that developed into modern times. Here you will find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues. We also offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks, each of which has an impressive collection of ancient sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!

Product details

Uffizi Wrestlers
Item No.S47
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)95,5 cm x 117 cm x 70 cm
What you receiveSingle piece, Bronze cast. The exact design details, measurements and weight as well as the structure and colour of the Bronze cast may vary.
DeliveryDelivered using our own van
Delivery ChargeFree delivery in England and Wales (except islands) and to a few EU countries. Click here for details.
Price incl. VAT£22,000.00