The Discus Bearer

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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 02 November 2016

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.

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