The lost original Greek statue was a bronze, cast in Sparta, by the sculptor Mirone in 455 b.C.
Today we have few roman marble copies, and the two more famous of them are the one at the Museo Nazionale Romano and the other at the British Museum.
The pose of the athlete while launching the disk is perfect, and this piece of art is considered one of the masterpieces of all times.
All the Classical and Renaissance art executed by the Marinelli Foundry is created through moulds made directly on the original Works of Art at the beginning of the last century. These original moulds are owned by and a part of the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry heritage.