Discobolos (reduction) - Item #84
$ 125.00

Discobolus Head Reduction - Item #84

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background
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8 Inches High x 3.5 Inches Wide x 4 Inches Deep

The Greek sculptor Myron was famous for his athletes and animals. One such sculpture of Myron's that is considered one of the best of the Classical period is the life-size Discobolus, or Discus Thrower. The original bronze is lost, but many Roman copies exist, including the best copy which is in the Museo Nazionale Romano. The figure is renowned for its complexity of motion and form. Despite the thrower's apparent action, he is depicted at rest, shown in between the backswing and the forward swing. The calm face was a typical stylistic choice of the era; the Greeks preferred to illustrate themselves as collected and noble, even in battle scenes.

The copy in the Museo Nazionale Romano is also known as the Lancellotti Discobolus, named after the family that owned it for over a century after it was found on their property on the Esquiline Hill in 1781. The German government bought the sculpture in 1938, prompted by Hitler who thought it a perfect example of the Aryan race, and displayed it in the Glyptothek until 1948 when the sculpture returned to Italy.

 

Artist: Myron

Museum: Museo Nazionale Romano

Time Period: Ancient Greek, c. 455 B.C.E./Ancient Roman

1976 Catalog ID # - 84

 

Sources:

Collins, Neil. "Myron." Art Encyclopedia. Visual-arts-cork.com, 2019, http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/sculpture/myron.htm.

"Gli imperdibili." Museo Nazionale Romano, slide 12, http://www.museonazionaleromano.beniculturali.it/it/176/gli-imperdibili.

Harris, Beth, and Steven Zucker. "Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower), Roman copy of an ancient Greek bronze (video)." Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/greek-art/classical/v/myron-discobolus-discus-thrower-roman-copy-of-an-ancient-greek-bronze-from-c-450-b-c-e.

Sooke, Alastair. "The Discobolus: Greeks, Nazis and the body beautiful." BBC, 24 March 2015, http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150324-hitlers-idea-of-the-perfect-body.

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Shipping & Returns

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.