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Contest! Challenge, Competition, and Combat in Ancient Art

This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art.

Introduction

This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art. With works drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, it examines various forms of competitive interaction between individuals in ancient Greece, Rome, and elsewhere in the ancient world. Depictions of sporting events, musical competitions, and gladiatorial contests take center stage in this exhibition.

Works in the Exhibition

Greek, Fragment of a Black-Figure Neck Amphora, 575–550 BCE, terracotta.

Greek, Fragment of a Black-Figure Neck Amphora, 575–550 BCE, terracotta.

Visiting the Exhibition

April 28, 2015 - January 8, 2017

    Walker Gallery