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Lysippus, Apoxyomenos,
Lysippus, <em>Apoxyomenos</em>,
Lysippus, Apoxyomenos, 1962
A gift for the then newly completed Physics building from the University of Rome, Apoxyomenos is a reproduction of a Greek statue depicting a male athlete scraping himself of oil and mud before bathing. According to Alexander's Campus at Crawley, the statue arrived safely 'complete with detachable figleaf'.

Bronze, 204 x 66.5 x 98 cm
The University of Western Australia Art Collection, gift of the University of Rome, 1962

Caption: Robyn Taylor
Photo: Ron D’Raine, D’Raine Images