Head of Polykletian Discophoros

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
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This high-quality head of a statue is based on a bronze figure of a discophoros ("disc-thrower"). The original bronze was created around 460 BCE by the famous Greek sculptor Polykleitos of Argos. The Berlin copy clearly imitates the metallic precision of the bronze cast. The wings on the figures of head, similar to those of Hermes, were added by the Roman copyist. Marble. Roman copy around 140 CE. Acquired on the art market in 1930 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Head of Polykletian Discophoros. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11397/head-of-polykletian-discophoros/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Polykletian Discophoros." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11397/head-of-polykletian-discophoros/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Polykletian Discophoros." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 13 Jun 2021.