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Standing Discus Thrower -

Vatican Museum copy

Standing Discus Thrower

Polykleitos, wrongly attributed in some sources
to his student, Naukydes, circa 420-400 BC.

Found in 1771 by David Hamilton in the
"Galliens-Villa" on the Appian Way.

Vatican Museum, Sala della Biga 615,
Rome, Italy.

This image shows a Roman marble copy.
The IISOH will purchase a bronze copy made from a mold of this statue.
The benefactor can name this Sculture Garden section which will be dedicated with
a marker engraved in stone (marble or granite) or cast in relief in bronze.

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