The Discobolus of Myron is a Greek sculpture completed at the start of the Classical Period, figuring a youthful ancient Greek athlete throwing discus, about 460–450 BC. The original Greek bronze is lost but the work is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, which was cheaper than bronze, such as the first to be recovered, the Palombara Discobolus, and smaller scaled versions in bronze.
A discus thrower depicted is about to release his throw: "by sheer intelligence", Kenneth Clark observed in The Nude, "Myron has created the enduring pattern of athletic energy. He has taken a moment of action so transitory that students of athletics still debate if it is feasible, and he has given it the completeness of a cameo." The moment thus captured in the statue is an example of rhythmos, harmony and balance.
Discobolus Chess Set - Wooden Board
- KING'S HEIGHT: 6 cm
- BASE ø: 1,8 cm
- WEIGHT: 1,8 kg
- MATERIAL: Bronze Plated Zinc Alloy
- CHESS BOARD DIMENSIONS: 28x28 cm
- CHESS BOARD SQUARE: 2,8 cm
- CHESS BOARD MATERIAL: Wood
Single box packaging including thirty two (32) pieces and the Chess board.