Cast Iron Discobolus Statue

Product Code:G-000812
  • Available in Natural Rust Finish
  • Hand Finished Detail
  • 600 x 350 x 1000 (H)mm
  • Weight - 58kg

Ideal for the patio or garden, this Discobolus statue will transport viewers to the original Olympic games. Friends and guests will marvel at the realistic muscles and kinetic energy frozen in time. This museum-quality cast iron sculpture brings the competitive spirit and revered athletic artistry of ancient Greece to life.

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Price £409.00
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Capturing the epitome of athleticism and motion, this finely crafted cast iron statue depicts Discobolus, the famed ancient Greek sculpture. The powerfully built discus thrower is frozen mid-motion, having just hurled the disc and now watching its path. The statue's chiseled physique shows the peak physical form of an Olympic athlete. Every muscle and sinew in the thrower's arms, legs and torso is tensed, highlighting the strength and effort behind the athletic feat. One arm reaches back having just released the disc, while the other extends out steady and poised. As with all cast iron products, this statue will continue to gently develop its own unique patina. Depending on positioning and environment, this can include mossing and general weathering. In order to begin this process, we store these statues outside. As rust forms its own seal, decades of service are ensured. Whilst a weathered look is generally preferred, a uniform finish can be achieved by priming and spraying or painting as required.

Cast iron is a class of iron–carbon alloys with a carbon content more than 2%. Its usefulness derives from its relatively low melting temperature. The alloy constituents affect its colour when fractured, cast iron has spherical graphite “nodules” which stop the crack from further progressing.
Carbon (C), ranging from 1.8 to 4 wt%, and silicon (Si), 1–3 wt%, are the main alloying elements of cast iron.
Cast iron tends to be brittle, except for malleable cast irons. With its relatively low melting point, good fluidity, castability, excellent machinability, resistance to deformation and wear resistance, cast irons have become an engineering material with a wide range of applications and are used in pipes, machines and automotive industry parts, as well as garden ornaments. It is resistant to damage by oxidation.

Un-painted Cast Iron
Your cast iron item may arrive in an a mostly un-weathered state, in this instance you can wash the item using a mild detergent (like washing-up liquid) and a soft brush to remove any oils that may still be present from manufacture, your cast iron item can then simply be left to weather naturally in situ. If required, items can be sealed using clear weather-proof varnishes specifically intended for metal applications. Please note, this will change the colour of the cast
Painted Cast Iron
Your painted cast iron item is intended to have an antique aesthetic and as such there will be points where ‘rust’ breaks through the paint and causes the iron oxide to stain the painted surface. This can be wiped-off to some degree, but not completely. All cast iron products will produce carbon run-off that can stain certain surfaces an item may be placed on, porous paving, for example.


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