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Support for a stand in the shape of a discus thrower (diskobolos)

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This is the top of a "kottabos" stand (stand for wine-cups used in the Greek Symposium) terminating in the figure of a Discus thrower (Diskobolos). The lowered right hand holds the discus, and an attachment for the dish is in the raised left. The now-missing disc from the kottabos stand would...

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By 1892: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found in Etruria. [purchased] October 1892.); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 044.


Height: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World