Antioch (present-day Antakya (Hatay Province) TURKEY)
2nd century AD. Greco-Roman. Original by Myron of Athens, mid-5th century BC
This is the greatest artwork with athletics as the theme… bar none. It has NEVER been surpassed. Chalk one up for the Greeks…
circa 100 BC
Greco-Roman copy from Pompeii (near present-day Pompei (Province of Napoli. Campania Region)) ITALY of either Apelles of Kos or Philoxenos of Eretria, both 4th century BC.
Here is a contemporary reconstruction of what some think the original looked like: