Reproduction of the sculpture of the Discobolus of Myron , made in molded marble (marble powder with resin) with an aging finish through the application of patinas based on natural earth. Texture and appearance similar to that of an ancient marble sculpture.
Measurements: Height: 67 cm. Width: 44 cm. Depth: 22 cm.
Base: Height: 3 cm. Width: 30 cm. Depth: 22 cm.
Approximate weight: 17 kg.
The Discobolus of Myron is one of the most famous sculptures of Classical Greece and a symbol of the canon of human body proportions. It is one of the most reproduced ancient sculptures since Roman times. The original, dating back to 455 B.C., depicts an athlete at the moment of discus throw. The reproduction we offer is a copy of a sculpture from the year 1814.
Several copies were made during the Roman Empire of the lost original Greek sculpture. The most famous Roman copy of the Discobolus is exhibited at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme of the National Roman Museum and was found during excavations at Villa Palombara (Rome) in the 17th century.
The Discobolus exemplifies the pursuit of anatomical perfection and aesthetic idealism that characterize the Greek art of the classical period (5th century B.C.). Through the representation of an athlete, the artist’s skill has managed to express the tension of the moment before the discus throw. This masterpiece has become an icon, with its influence reaching contemporary art.
Reproductions of masterpieces from ancient Greece or Rome, such as this sculpture of the Discobolus of Myron, bring a sense of nobility and durability to the decoration of our indoor and outdoor spaces. These figures, capturing the grace and anatomical perfection of Greco-Roman art, become focal points that attract attention. Whether a large statue in the living room or garden, or a small sculpture on the desk, these works of art accompany and inspire us in our daily work, adding a touch of history and culture to our favorite places at home.