Bronze statue of a horse and a young jockey, found in the sea off Cape Artemision, north Euboea
ca. 140 BC.
Retrieved in 1928 and 1937 in pieces from the seafloor off Cape Artemision, north Euboea. The young jockey, probably african in origin, will have held the reins of the galloping horse in his left hand and a whip in his right. The contractions and furrows in his face, especially on the forehead, reveal agony and passion. The work is known as the Artemision Jockey.
Height 2,10 m.