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Antique Bronze Figure of the Discus Thrower Discobolus of Myron

Discobolus of Myron

A 19th century, Continental, ‘Grand Tour’ bronze model of the discus thrower. Depicted arm outstretched in the process of throwing the discus, standing by a stump. Dark brown patination.

The original Greek bronze is lost but the work is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, (marble was cheaper than bronze), such as the first to be recovered, the Palombara Discobolus, and smaller scaled versions in bronze.

Height 10” (25.5cm)

Width 6 1/4” (15.8cm)

Depth 4 1/8” (10.5cm)


Circa 1870