Contest! Challenge, Competition, and Combat in Ancient Art

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Contest! Challenge, Competition, and Combat in Ancient Art

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Walker Gallery
This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art.

Works

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

About

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.