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Horse and rider

Armed warrior in Phrygian or Thracian helmet with cheek pieces sits astride (separate) horse, left arm down, right arm up; holes in left arm for attaching shield. Horse tail made separately and attached. White slip; polychrome decoration: gold helmet, blue cuirass, pink tunic, red laces on...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Summa Galleries Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; by 1981: D. Herbert Lipson Collection; gift of D. Herbert Lipson to MFA, October 14, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of D. Herbert Lipson, Publisher of BOSTON Magazine, Boston, Mass.

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, mid-3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Canosa, Apulia, Italy

Dimensions

H: (rider): about 18 cm, L. (horse): 20.6 cm

Accession Number

1981.387a-b

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture