The Discus Bearer, Findspot unknown, 2nd century CE. Marble, Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento Beta from Autodesk.
The man is leaning against a support in the form of a sea monster, while holding a pomegranate in his hand. This is a copy of a bronze statue made by Polykleitos around 460-450 BCE, representing an athlete. Other Roman copies show that he had a discus in his hand.
- Ny Carlsberg GlyptotekAccessed 1 Dec 2016.
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