Statue of a discobolus throwing the discus
Marble.
Roman copy of the 2nd century CE after a bronze original by Myron of about 460 BCE.
Inv. No. 2346.Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Biga, 21Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Statue of a discobolus throwing the discus.

Marble.
Roman copy of the 2nd century CE after a bronze original by Myron of about 460 BCE.
Inv. No. 2346.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Biga, 21
(Roma, Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala della Biga, 21)

Tivoli, Villa of Hadrian.
Origin:
From Hadrian’s Villa.
Description:
The inclination of the head (reconstructed), the twisting of the chest, the movement of the left leg, and the stretching of the arms express the athlete’s concentration with unprecedented by the vivacity. A copy from the time of Hadrian (2nd cent. A.D.) — as is demonstrated by the tree-shaped support — of a bronze original by Myron of about 460 B.C. (the inscription on the tree trunk is modern).
Credits:
(сс) 2005. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
© 1986 Text: Guide to the Vatican: Museums and City. Pontifical Monuments, Museums and Galleries. Tipografia Vaticana, p. 66.
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