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The rider, whose legs are not rendered, is seated on the crupper of the horse, his hands lifted sideways, palm open. His head is round, and his face is crude. The horse's mouth is open and his tongue protrudes. The legs of the horse are missing, and so is the rider's right hand. Greenish patina...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Italy.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Italic, Villanovan, Orientalizing Period, 8th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 194; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

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The Ancient World