Discus Thrower (Washington, D.C.)
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|38°53′42″N 77°02′47″W / 38.894869°N 77.046411°WCoordinates: 38°53′42″N 77°02′47″W / 38.894869°N 77.046411°W|
|Owner||National Park Service|
Discus Thrower is a bronze sculpture in Washington, D.C. A copy of Myron's Discobolus, it is located in Edward J. Kelly Park, at 21st Street and Virginia Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 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.
The inscription reads:
(Base of sculpture, east side:)
AL POPOLO AMERICANO
28 FEBBRAIO 1956
(Base of sculpture, west side:)
SIGNVM IVSTITIAE RESTITVTAE
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