The Jockey of Artemision is a large Hellenistic bronze statue of a young boy riding a horse, dated to around 150-146 BC.
It 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.
It may have been dedicated to the gods by a wealthy person to honour victories in horse races, probably in the single-horse race
About mid 2nd century B.C. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
70 x 50 cm
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