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Athlete Discobolos
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Athlete Discobolos

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Description The pose and gesture of the athlete suggest that he is a discus thrower preparing for competition. The statuette's stance recalls Classical sculpture, while the long limbs, small head, and exaggerated breadth of the shoulders are characteristic of late Hellenistic works.
Date Description Narrative
9/17/1959Treatmentcleaned; coated
9/17/1959Treatmentcleaned; waxed
5/05/1988Treatmentcleaned; coated
5/21/1990Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/01/1992Treatmentcleaned; coated
6/21/2002Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Sport in Ancient Greece. Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium), Brussels. 1992.
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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1st century BC (Hellenistic)
solid cast bronze
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H: 6 15/16 x W: 2 5/16 x D: 1 5/8 in. (17.7 x 6 x 4.1 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)


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