Photographer's Note

Excerpt from the National Archaological Museum of Athens: "This most thrilling cast statue of a horse and its rider was found in fragments in an ancient shipwreck.
Part of the horse's tail and belly have been restored. A figure of Nike holding a wreath in her raised hands, a common brand for thoroughbreds in antiquity, is engraved on the animal's right thigh.
The horse gallops with tremendous speed; its movement and anatomy are rendered with extreme realism.
It is mounted by a very young African boy, whose tiny contorted figure and constricted face contrast with the animal's majestic presence.
The boy 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. The sculpture, whose creator remains unknown, was probably dedicated at an important sanctuary."
This statue is from the Hellenistic period, ca. 140 B.C.
Its dimensions are:length: 2,90 m, height: 2,10 m and it is made out of copper.

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