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Discus-thrower


Artist: Rampin Master Primary
Date: 550 BCE
6th century BCE
Dimensions: 13.5 x 17.5 x 5 in. (34.29 x 44.45 x 12.7 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Medium and Support: Plaster cast from Pentelic marble original
Credit Line: Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number: L1991.01
On View: DiMenna-Nyselius Library LL115


From the Dipylon Cemetery, now in the National Archaeological Museum

from "Highlights of the Plaster Cast Collection" published by the BMA 11/10 in conjunction with the exhibition, Gift from Athens, p. 4.

The original grave stele fragment, from the Dipylon Cemetery, was found in 1873 near the Dipylon Gate. The discus forms a frame around the head of the athlete, setting off the youth’s prominent profile and carefully bound hair.



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