Mid Century Carved Wood Wall Art Plaque of Nude Grecian Olympic Athletes by Miki Mitrovic/63
Carved wooden art of Greek Olympic Athletes in various Olympic events. Athletes competed naked as a tribute to the Greek god Zeus. They wanted to show Zeus their physical power and muscular physique. It was believed that showing off their physique would intimidate others in the competition. This is a beautiful depiction of the first Olympics held in Athens in 1896.