Head of a discobolos
Marble.
Roman copy of the third quarter of the 2nd century BCE of the Discobolos of Myron of the 5th century BCE.
Height: 24.3 cm.
Vienna, Museum of Art HistoryInv. No. I.1288.

Head of a discobolos.

Marble.
Roman copy of the third quarter of the 2nd century BCE of the Discobolos of Myron of the 5th century BCE.
Height: 24.3 cm.
Inv. No. I.1288.

Vienna, Museum of Art History
(Kunsthistorisches Museum)

Origin:
unknown.
Description:
The narrow oval of the face of this young athlete with his serious and concentrated expression is divided into broad surfaces by the ridge of the eyebrows and the ridge of the nose. The full-lipped mouth is slightly open. The hair is cut short and forms a cap of flat curls which overlap like scales.
Literature:
К. Gschwantler-W. Oberleitner, Götter, Heroen, Menschen-Antikes Leben im Spiegel der Kunst. (Vienna, 1974) no. 246 p. 78.
M. Devillers
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: Olympism in antiquity. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 92 cat. no. 35
© Photo — I. Kitbitschka (Kunsthistorisches Museum-Vienna)
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom ρωμαϊκό αντίγραφο roman copy copia romana römische kopie copie romaine head testa kopf tête head of a discobolos marble roman copy of the discobolos of myron mirone ephebe athlete sport sportsman youth discobolos discobolus discus-thrower inv no i.1288
History of Ancient Rome