Discus Thrower (Washington, D.C.)

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Discus Thrower
Discus Thrower - Washington, D.C. - 1.JPG
Year 1956
Type Bronze
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Coordinates 38°53′42″N 77°02′47″W / 38.894869°N 77.046411°W / 38.894869; -77.046411Coordinates: 38°53′42″N 77°02′47″W / 38.894869°N 77.046411°W / 38.894869; -77.046411
Owner National Park Service

Discus Thrower is a bronze sculpture in Washington, D.C.[1]

It is a copy of the Discobolus of Myron, located in Edward J. Kelly Park, at 22nd Street and Virginia Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. .[2] The architect was Rodolfo Siviero, and the founder was Bruno Bearzi.

It was dedicated on March 1, 1956. It was a gift from the Italian government to commemorate the return of looted art objects, after World War II.[3]

The inscription reads:
(Base of sculpture, east side:)
GLI ITALIANI
AL POPOLO AMERICANIO
28 FEBRAIO 1956
(Base of sculpture, west side:)
SIGMOM IVSTITIAE RESTITVTAE
XXVIII.II.MCMXLVIII

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