Statuette of a discus thrower (diskobolos)
Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 187; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The discus thrower drives forward on his right leg for his toss; his left leg and arm fly forward as the discus passes his thigh. His hair is arranged in a roll at the back of his head.
Condition: The patina on the surface of the bronze is dark blue. Both feet are missing.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution