The Jockey of Artemision (Athens)
Ailsa’s travel theme for this week is brown. I recall the amazing life-size statue we saw at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It’s a 84 cm (33-inch) high bronze statue of a boy riding on a horse.
The Jockey of Artemision is a large Hellenistic (323 BC to 31 BC) bronze statue, dated between 220 and 146 BC. This statue is a rare surviving original bronze statue from Ancient Greece and a rare example in Greek sculpture of a racehorse. Most ancient bronzes were melted down for their raw materials some time after creation, but this one was saved from destruction when it was lost in a shipwreck in antiquity, before being discovered in the twentieth century, according to Wikipedia.
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