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Discus thrower, Discobolus of Myron, greek alabaster statue with color

Handmade greek alabaster statue of Discobolus of Myron with color, the famous greek sculpture

Handmade greek alabaster statue of Discobolus of Myron with color,, the famous greek sculpture. The alabaster sculpture depicts a discus thrower about to release his throw. Among the most popular greek art gifts.

Discobolus of Myron is one of the most famous Greek sculpture of the 5th century BC, figuring a youthful athlete throwing discus. The original Greek bronze is lost but the work is known through numerous Roman copies in marble.

Myron of Eleutherae, working c. 480–440 BC, was an Athenian sculptor from the mid-5th century BC. He was born in Eleutherae on the borders of Boeotia and Attica.

This statue is a replica of a roman copy dating to 2nd Century AD, which is currently located at the British Museum, London.

In ancient Greece many of the statues and architectural sculpture were colourfully painted in a way that is described as ''polychrome'' (deriving from the Greek words many and colour)? However, due to intensive weathering and other effects on the stone, the ''polychromy'' on Ancient Greek sculpture and architecture has substantially or totally faded, leading the scientists for centuries to believe that the statues were originally totally white.

***Please notice that any differences of colour, form and painting between the images and the products received are due to the fact that the items are 100% handmade. ***
 

Dimensions

6 x 20 x 7 centimeters
2.36 x 7.87 x 2.76 inches

Material

Alabaster

Color

Multicolored

€10.00

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