Lost wax bronze replica.
Period: 460/450 B.C.
The original masterpiece is now located inside the National Roman Museum, Rome.
The Discobolus of Myron is a famous Greek sculpture. The original Greek bronze is lost. It is known through numerous Roman copies, many of which in marble.
The statue represents a discus thrower about to release his throw. The moment thus captured in the statue is an example of rhythmos, harmony and balance. Naturally, as always in Greek athletics, the Discobolus is completely nude.
The Discobolus present at the National Roman Museum, is the first copy to ever be discovered in 1781 inside the properties of the Massimi Family and immediately installed inside Palazzo Lancellotti, from where it takes its name.