Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Discus Thrower Discobolus of Myron - Identical Reproduction

Bronze patinad resin

Finish: Bronze patina

Dimensions: 9.5" (24 cm)

Item No. E187

Glyptothek, Munich

Period: 2/3rd Century B.C.

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction
$1,099.00


Discus Thrower Discobolus of Myron - Identical Reproduction
Move your mouse over image

Details

The Discobolus of Myron ("discus thrower" Greek ??????????, "Diskobolos") is a famous Greek sculpture that was completed towards the end of the Severe period, circa 460-450 BC. The original Greek bronze is lost. It is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, such as the first to be recovered, the Palombara Discopolus, or smaller scaled versions in bronze. A discus thrower is depicted about to release his throw: "by sheer intelligence", Sir Kenneth Clark observed in The Nude (1956:p 239f) "Myron has created the enduring pattern of athletic energy. He has taken a moment of action so transitory that students of athletics still debate if it is feasible, and he has given it the completeness of a cameo." The moment thus captured in the statue is an example of rhythmos, harmony and balance. Myron is often credited with being the first sculptor to master this style. Naturally, as always in Greek athletics, the Discobolus is completely nude. His pose is said to be unnatural to a human, and today considered a rather inefficient way to throw the discus.[1] Also there is very little emotion shown in the discus thrower's face, and "to a modern eye, it may seem that Myron's desire for perfection has made him suppress too rigorously the sense of strain in the individual muscles," Clark observes. The other trademark of Myron embodied in this sculpture is how well the body is proportioned, the symmetria. The potential energy expressed in this sculpture's tightly-wound pose, expressing the moment of stasis just before the release, is an example of the advancement of Classical sculpture from Archaic. The torso shows no muscular strain, however, even though the limbs are outflung.

Specification

Bronze patinad resin

Payment

PayPal, VISA, MC, AmEx, Google Checkout, checks, bank transfers accepted

Shipping

Please allow 30 days for delivery. We can also ship this item to any country worldwide - let us know your location and we'll give you a custom shipping quote.

Return Policy

Item is returnable within 7 days for money back guarantee minus 25% restocking fee, provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Discus Thrower Discobolus of Myron - Identical Reproduction

test1test3

Custom magento captcha module from Outsource Online

 

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Cretan Minoan Snake Goddess Statue

Cretan Minoan Snake Goddess Statue

Dimensions: 12"High (30.5 cm)
$59.00
Nike of Samothrace Winged Victory of Louvre Museum life-size

Nike of Samothrace Winged Victory of Louvre Museum life-size

Dimensions: Dimensions: 60"W x 72"H (152cm x 183cm)
$2,999.00
Poseidon Mask Wall Sculpture 18"

Poseidon Mask Wall Sculpture 18"

Dimensions: 6.5"D x 11W x 18"H
$79.00
Augustus Marble Statue

Augustus Marble Statue

Dimensions: 10"W x 4 x 11"H (25 cm x 10 cm x 28 cm)
$175.00