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In 1928, and back in 1937, components of a large-scale bronze horse and approximately whole jockey have been recovered from the ocean off Cape Artemision in Greece, the place they'd long past down in a shipwreck. those unique Hellenistic sculptures, recognized jointly because the "Horse and Jockey crew from Artemision," are one of the only a few surviving bronze sculptures from antiquity. Seán Hemingway has been allowed through the nationwide Museum in Athens to enquire the pony and jockey statuary crew as nobody ever has earlier than, and during this publication, combining archaeological and artwork historic tools of research, he presents the 1st in-depth research of this infrequent and gorgeous monument. New technical analyses of the statues by means of Helen Andreopoulou-Mangou shape an appendix to the volume.

Hemingway starts with an advent to Hellenistic bronze statuary and what we all know approximately this notable type of old sculpture. He then recounts with riveting aspect the invention and painstaking recovery of the statue staff, describing the means of its production and punctiliously reviewing scholarly wisdom and hypothesis approximately it. He additionally presents a important compendium of what's identified approximately old Greek horse racing, the main prestigious and luxurious of all Greek activities. After an entire attention of the entire to be had proof, he speculates extra concerning the work’s unique that means and serve as. His learn offers a glimpse of the distinction completed through Hellenistic bronze sculptors, and it'll develop into the definitive source in this designated sculpture from historic Greece.

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