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Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Artemision Jockey


8011980 [The Artemission Jockey]

A bronze statue of a horse and its jockey. It was retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck off Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey of the galloping horse is believed to have held the reins in his left hand and a whip in his right hand. The contractions and furrows on his face, especially on the forehead, reveal agony and passion. The work is known as "the Artemision jockey". The pieces were reassembled to a whole in 1971.

It dates back to about 140 BC.

Photographed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (here) on January 18, 2014.


2 comments:

  1. Πολύ εκφραστικά (κι ο φωτορεπόρτερ φυσικά !!)

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    1. Χαιρετώ και ευχαριστώ τον φίλτατο!

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