Horse and jockey from Artemission
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This most thrilling cast statue of a horse and its rider was found in fragments in an ancient shipwreck.
The horse gallops with tremendous speed; its movement and anatomy are rendered with extreme realism.
The young jockey wears sandals and a short chiton, which is blown back by the wind. He held reigns in his left hand and a whip in his right.
Hellenistic period, 150–140 BC National Archaelogical Museum
Height 35 cm width 44 cm
Material. Resin, Old aged bronze finish(patina)