Diskobolos (Disk Thrower)

Diskobolos (Disk Thrower)

Artist Myron

Date ca. 450 BCE

Movement Greek | Classical

Medium Marble

Height life-size

Housed at Museo delle Terme, Rome

 

This piece is a Roman copy after a bronze original by Myron. In just a single, haunched pose, Myron’s Diskobolos is able to convey a great deal of motion; the athlete’s muscles flex and even appear to spring from the ground as he prepares to send the disk skyward.