Inspired from fresco
The Akrotiri Boxer Fresco, discovered in 1967, is a Cycladic fresco depicting two young boys wearing boxing gloves and belts and dates back to the Bronze Age , 1700 BCE. Between 1650 and 1550 BCE, a disastrous earthquake, followed by a volcanic eruption, covered Akrotiri in a thick layer of pumice and ash, which resulted in the remarkable conservation of frescoes, including the Akrotiri Boxer Fresco, from multiple buildings throughout the town. This particular fresco was found in room B1 of Building Beta along with the Antelope Fresco.The boys’ shaved heads and stray locks indicate their youth, while their darker skin tone indicates their gender. The boy on the right is completely nude except for a belt, whereas the boy on the left has jewelry; most likely markers of a higher status.