Exquisite! An exceedingly fine casting - This Beautiful, Large Neoclassical Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base portrays The Discus Thrower, or "Discobolus", after Myron. This Wonderful Piece was created by a noted Rome Italy Sculptor, Carlo Manetti and dates to the early 20th century. The Breathtaking Artistry of the Piece is outstanding. My research about this artist has found that he was active in Rome, Italy in the early 20th century. I have found records for Carlo Manetti's work such as a Grand Tour antique marble sculpture "The Wrestlers" He was also active in Philadelphia , Penn. The Sculptor Created A Large Statue For The Physicians Univ In Philadelphia, in 1911.
This Fabulous Solid Bronze Sculpture stands 23" Tall. Bronze on Blush Marble Base, with artist's Rome name plate on front.
Some info regarding Carlo Manetti & his Physicians Univ Sculpture in Philadelphia: "...The rotunda leads to a grand staircase with a bronze railing. The first landing is dominated by a seven foot tall statue of Aesculapius, the Greek and Roman god of healing. This stautue, a copy of a work at the Vatican that dates from the second century, was created by Philadelphia sculptor Carlo Manetti in 1911. Resting against the figure is the standard attribute of this god: the asklepian (rod of Aesculapius), a staff with a single serpent coiled around it. The snake symbolizes regeneration in classical European art - probably because of its ability to rejuvenate by shedding old skin - so it is an appropriate emblem of healing. The modern of the caduceus of Hermes (a winged rod with two snakes entwined around it) to symbolize the medical profession resulted from an erroneous substitution of the caduceus for the asklepian by the US Army Medical Corps in 1902. The error has persisted ever since....."
This Magnificent Sculpture is worthy of a Prominent place to be displayed and appreciated for generations to come....
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