Shot Put, Olympic Games

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Shot Put is an Olympic sport in the modern Olympic Games. In antiquity, it was a method of exercise. Inspired by ancient vases and representations, we created for you, a sculpture in brass, coated with silver solution 999°, which we then placed on a greek black marble base, with white and grey waters.

Dimensions: 7cm x 10cm x 3,5cm

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In ancient Greece, exercise played an important role in the life of the Greeks. In fact, training was the most important part of the youths' education. The ideal citizen had trained body and a sharp mind. The young Greeks were trained basically in the form of rivalry. The Greeks were the first ones to use exercise as sports and not only as military preparation. They also used sports for therapeutic purposes.

According to an interpretation, the representation is a game for teens, called episkyros. The goal of the game was to eliminate, one after the other, the rivals who had gone beyond the ground lines or had not caught the ball.

The relief from the base of the kouros statue, with the depiction of shot put, is displayed in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Ancient Olympia
776 B.C.
with marble base
Dimensions (WxHxD):
7 cm x 10 cm x 3,5 cm
Gross Weight:
446 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Silver-plated Brass
Relief representation
406 gr

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