Friday, September 6, 2013

More Ancient Greek Art

Continuing the Ancient Greek Art theme, I thought we’d share a few pieces from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, pictured below.
Below is the Head of Athena that was found in the Roman Agora of Athens, ca. 450 BC.
And one of my favorites:  Artemision Jockey (about 140 BC).  This bronze statue of a hourse and young jockey was found in pieces from a shipwreck off Cape Artemision in Euboea, and was reassembled in 1971.  His left hand is not making a rude gesture, but would have held the reins for the horse.

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