LL 152


This statue, a pair with 'Damoxenos' (LL 153), shows Creugas of Durres (Durres is in modern-day Albania). The two men were boxers who met at games held at Nemea in south-east Greece. They fought for many hours, until both men agreed to settle the contest with a single, undefended blow. Damoxenos killed Creugas with a blow judged to be a foul. Damoxenos was disqualified and Creugas declared the winner. The originals of these statues by Antonio Canova are in the Vatican Museums. They have been copied many times, in this case on a small scale.