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Statue of a boxerHere is a stamp from Italy issued in 1960 on the occasion of XVII Olympic Games held at Rome. The stamp featured a beautiful statue of a boxer which was found in Rome in 1884. It was the work of the sculptor Apollonius and dates back to the first century B.C. The athlete is shown resting. The statue reflects the power and strength of the boxer's coarse muscular body instead of beauty or elegance. The face is fully covered with several wounds and the ears, nose and lips are deformed. Sculptors, poets and other artisans would come to the games to display their works in what became an artistic competition. Sculptors created works like Myron's Diskobolos or Discus Thrower. Their aim was to highlight natural human movement and the shape of muscles and the body.

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