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Gladiators

18 X 6 x 24 Inches

CLAMSHELL KNIGHTS

• This composition consists of two warriors, placed opposite each other.
• There are two opposing ways to view them.
• Are they enemies or brothers in arms



At first, the warriors’ stance may remind us of the ancient Roman gladiators facing off against each other in deadly combat in the Coliseum or some other large arena. The symmetry of the composition could symbolize the equal chances of winning for both opponents. It is known that a wounded gladiator had an opportunity to survive, depending on the decisions of the crowd. If the majority of the spectators raised their thumbs up, life was granted: if they turned their thumbs down, it was not.

 
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