Bronze diskos thrower


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153

This superlative bronze embodies the highest achievements of the early classical period. The athlete is about to swing the diskos forward and over his head with his left hand, then transfer it to his right hand, and release it with the force of the accumulated momentum. The beauty of the statuette lies in the calm and concentrated physiognomy that forms part of a perfectly developed and disciplined body.

#1018. Bronze diskos thrower

Bronze diskos thrower, Bronze, Greek

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