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Nubian wrestling is an ancient art that has been practiced for over 3,000 years. The oldest depiction of Nubian wrestlers is on a mural tomb of Tyanen, an Egyptian officer who died in 1410 Before. J.-C.  These encounters are both sport, religious ritual and seduction for marriage. Arab merchants, thus lasting for centuries, down to the Niger Delta to procure slaves to avoid the Nuba yet very close to Khartoum. On this work, the champion who holds the belt of the winner of the previous tournament. Oil on canvas / 114 x 145cm / 2007
Soudan (Nubia)