Bronze Plaque Showing Cupids Wrestling & Boxing

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 03 October 2016
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Bronze Plaque Showing Cupids Wrestling & Boxing

The background metal is bronze containing traces of a gold and silver, and its surface has been deliberately darkened, perhaps by organic acids. It may be an example of what Pliny calls "Corinthian bronze", which was said to contain gold and silver, and was highly prized for its purple sheen. Inlaid, faced with niello. Roman, about 1st century CE. (British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 03). Bronze Plaque Showing Cupids Wrestling & Boxing. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5810/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Bronze Plaque Showing Cupids Wrestling & Boxing." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 03, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5810/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Bronze Plaque Showing Cupids Wrestling & Boxing." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Oct 2016. Web. 06 Jun 2020.

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