Youth with discus (Diskobolos) is slightly crude in detail, eyes and hands being overly large. The hair is a heavy cap formed of incised lines. Condition: The right leg has been broken at the knee and repaired. The fronts of both feet are missing. Corrosion, especially on the front of the body.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from an Athenian dealer in Paris who said [falsely] that it was from Chalcis. We know however that it came from Greece); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution
Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 042; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)
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