Tuesday, January 01, 2008

GRAPPLING: "Hercules and Diomedes" Statue (1550)

"Hercules and Diomedes" (1550) is one of six in a group of statues by Baroque sculptor Vincenzo de Rossi (1525-1587), located in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. According to Greek mythology, Diomedes is an adversary, who Hercules throws to man-eating mares. This statue was referred to by the late Colonel Rex Applegate as "Original Combat".

No comment on Diomedes defense against Hercules' throw ;-)

NOTE: My thanks to my friend IBI, a mod on www.mma.tv for posting this pic originally.



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