Oil and stone, 8 x 6 inches.
This painting is based on the Akrotiri Boxer Fresco found in Santorini in 1967. After an earthquake, Akrotiri was covered in a thick layer of pumice and ash, which preserved a number of frescoes including this one. It has generally been perceived as two young boys fighting, but as girls did box and bullfight, and as the Minoan culture was not patriarchal but matriarchal, I believe the figures are two young females, possibly pubescent and around the age of 12 or 13. Indeed, one them is wearing hooped earring which were traditionally worn by females!