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Boxer at Rest was uncovered near the Baths of Constantine. Broad-shouldered and lanky, this boxer has just finished a match. He is seated on a boulder, resting, when something catches his
attention, and he turns his head.
He’s wearing boxing gloves and a belt that covers his genitalia and lower abdomen. The condition of his face tells us that he’s been in many fights. This match, that he has just finished, must have been a tough one. He has cuts on his cheeks and forehead. His right eye is swollen. His nose is disfigured. Broken more than once. He is exhausted.
The statue can be anywhere from fourth and the second century B.C. (323-31 B.C.). “The statue was cast using the indirect lost-wax method. It was made in different sections that were then welded together: head, body, genitals, arms above the gloves, forearms, left leg, and middle toes. The top of the head was restored in antiquity.” The inset eyes are missing. “The statue is remarkable for its extensive use of inlaid copper, especially for the wounds to the boxer’s head and the drips of blood on his right arm and leg as well as his lips, nipples, and the straps and stitching of the boxing gloves. Of particular note is the bruise under his right eye, which was cast with a different alloy to give it a darker color.”
Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at http://sixoverground.com/about/.