Myron

Plaster cast of a marble statue of Athena, a version of the original Myron bronze of about 450-440 BC. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery C071Plaster cast of a marble statue of Marsyas, a version of the original Myron bronze of about 450-440 BC. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery C072Mid- 5th century BC sculptor from Eleutherae in southern Greece. He worked mainly in bronze and was one of the first sculptors to experiment with movement and the depiction of emotion. He is famous for his Diskobolos (Discus-thrower) and Athena and Marsyas, which no longer survive but are known to us through copies. A Herakles type is also attributed to him, and he was said to have made a very lifelike cow for dedication on Athens Acropolis.

Above left: Plaster cast of a marble statue of Athena, a version of the original Myron bronze of about 450-440 BC. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery C071 © Ashmolean Museum.

Above right: Plaster cast of a marble statue of Marsyas, a version of the original Myron bronze of about 450-440 BC. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery C072 © Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery