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Antique Grand Tour Bronze of The Discus Thrower ‘Discobolus of Myron’

Discobolus of Myron

Early 20th century, Continental, ‘Grand Tour’ style bronze model of the discus thrower. Depicted arms outstretched throwing the discus, standing on a turned serpentine marble column. Dark brown patination.

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

Height 8 5/8″ (22cm)

Width 4″ (10cm)

Depth 5 1/2″ (14cm)


Circa 1910