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BE 1974.26

The "Boxing children" fresco
The painting depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves
Room B1, Building B. Acroteri, Thera
16th cent. BC

Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones above the forehead. Their dark complexion indicates their gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicate his higher social status. From the same room as the ĎAntelopeí fresco and probably by the same artist.

 
 
 
 
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