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Torso of the Discophoros by Polyclitus. 50 x 35 x 88 cm.

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Reproduction of the torso of the Discophoros by Polyclitus, a sculpture crafted in molded marble (marble dust mixed with resin). Finished with the application of aging patinas, giving it the appearance and texture of an ancient marble statue.

Dimensions: Height: 88 cm. Width: 50 cm. Depth: 35 cm. (Height may vary slightly by adjusting the length of the support tube)

Base: 30 x 40 cm. Weight: 50 kg.

Ideal sculpture for interior and exterior decoration, terraces, patios, and gardens, resistant to weather conditions.

The original is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid. A Roman copy of a Greek original by Polykleitos. Antiquity: 130 – 140 AD. Sculpted in white marble.

Discophoros in Greek means “the one who carries the disc.” It was one of the early creations of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos (460-420 BC). The Roman copy is dated approximately to the end of the Hadrianic period. The sculpture depicts an athlete and faithfully conveys the principles of the author’s style, where rest and movement are always present, representing the harmony through opposition present in Life.

The central theme of Polyclitus’ work was the representation of the ideal man. Through the canon he established, where the total height equaled seven times the measure of the head, Polyclitus aimed to represent not only physical perfection but also the harmony and symmetry expressed in Life. In his Canon, Polyclitus follows mathematical proportions based on the numerical relationships taught by Pythagoras, especially in the golden ratio, an expression of the order and harmony of the Cosmos.

By incorporating reproductions of large classical sculptures based in famous works of ancient art, such as this torso of the Discophoros, into the decoration of our gardens and terraces, we infuse these spaces with special elegance and harmony. This masterpiece, capturing the balance and serenity of classical Greek art, adds a timeless touch to our favorite outdoor corners, where the figure of the Doryphoros blends with the surrounding vegetation, conveying a sense of serene beauty.

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