Jockey of Artemision
The Jockey of Artemision is a large, life size, bronze statue from the Hellenistic era and depicts a young boy riding a horse. The statue is 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. Usually, bronze statues, were melted down for their raw materials after their creation. However, The Jockey 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 honor victories in horse races, probably in the single-horse race.
The artist of the statue is unknown.
The statue is displayed at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, since 1972.