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Myron's Discobolus
Date Issued: 1932-06-15
Postage Value: 5 cents

Commemorative issue
1933 Olympic Summer Games
Myron's Discobolus

Myron was a Greek sculptor, active in the early fifth century B.C. He was most famous for his Discobolus, statue of an athlete throwing the discus. Myron principally worked in Athens and Olympia, where he made bronze statues of animals, athletes, gods, and heroes. His works are known today only through Roman marble copies. Identification of the Discobolus came from the writings of Pliny the Elder in the first century A.D. Other works attributed to Myron are figures of Marsyas and Athena, the originals of which stood on the Acropolis.

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