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A bronze sculpture from the sea of the island of Kalymnos
The Acropolis Museum, in cooperation with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities is exhibiting the torso of a bronze statue of a rider which was caught in fishing nets in the marine area of Kalymnos, a location which over the previous years has provided other bronze sculptures. These are original works from the Hellenistic Period that are distinguished by the high standard of their artistic quality.
The bronze sculpture is displayed in the foyer of the Acropolis Museum from 14 October 2016 to 31 March 2017. The exhibition coincides with the anniversary celebration of the 40 years since the founding of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in 1976.
In this area no admission ticket is required.
Regarding the exhibit (photo):
Bronze statue of a rider wearing a cuirass found in the sea south of the island of Kalymnos. The rider’s ‘leather’ cuirass features decorative motives at the lower part and a rosette where the strap of the epaulet was fastened. A double belt, decorated with rhombus shapes, encircles the waist. These belts indicated the rank of the depicted. Special care was given to the way the ‘leather’ flaps at the bottom of the cuirass open up to allow the adjustment on the horse’s back. 2nd cent. BC. Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities 2006/1.