Craig Cunningham Fine Art
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Citius: Coroebus of Elis

Coroebus of Elis was the first victor of the first Olympiad in 776 B.C. About him it's been written. "Hardly more than twenty years old...His body well proportioned, slim waisted, and broad shouldered; his legs were long and his chest deep. His entire body glistened under the fine film of oil that had been rubbed over his skin to protect it from sun rays and dust. Coroebus was barefooted. Around his waist he wore a loose leather loin. He was the ideal figure of the Greek athlete".

Citius means swifter as used in the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius. Interpreted swifter, higher, stronger, it is indicative of an athlete's endeavor to run faster, jump higher, and throw more strongly. 

Classic Bronze- $9,995

Edition Size 30

Paper Cast- $5,995

Edition Size 50 

1/4 Life Size

Approximate dimensions: 27" H x 20" W x 20" D

Reference: Olympic Games: Ancient Greece by Shirley Glubok & Alfred Tamarin

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