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    Sale 5902

    Christie's Interiors

    17 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    A SWEDISH PARIAN GROUP OF WRESTLERS

    1864, INSCRIBED I.P. MOLIN. STOCKHOLM. 1864 TO BASE

    Price Realised  

    A SWEDISH PARIAN GROUP OF WRESTLERS
    1864, INSCRIBED I.P. MOLIN. STOCKHOLM. 1864 TO BASE
    Modelled as two scantily clad men locked in knife combat, bound together at the waist by a belt
    20 in. (50.8 cm.) high


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    The Swedish sculptor Johan Peter Molin (1814-73) first exhibited The Knife Wrestlers in Paris in 1859. Inspired by Norse mythology, this group depicts Ragnar and Björn fighting over Ragnar's fiancée

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