- Museum number
The Lancellotti Discobolus, now in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.
- Production date
Height: 154 millimetres
Width: 119 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The Lancellotti Discobolus was found in 1781. It was first displayed in the Palazzo Massimo delle Colonne and then moved to the Palazzo Massimo Lancellotti.
Jenkins to Townley, 24 March 1781: "In the Villa Palombaro, near Santa Maria Maggiore, the Marchese Massimi has Just found a fine Statue of a Discobolus...The first occasion shall be imbraced [sic] to Send a Sketch of this figure, which proves that Several others heretofore found, have been the Same Subject, the which from the Mutilated State coud [sic] not well be understood". TY 7 /402
Hamilton to Townley, 15 September 1781: " I send you inclosed a sketch of the Discobolus which tho badly executed will give you an idea of the statue. I found one Piroli drawing it for the Marchese Massimi & by that means we smuggled the inclosed...". TY 7 /650
On the history of the sculpture see F. Haskell and N. Penny, 'Taste And The Antique', (Yale, 1981), 199-202, fig.104
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number