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Horse and rider

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

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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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World