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Figurine of man on horseback

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Figurine of man on horseback; the mane of the horse is tied to a plume. Missing: legs of horse, except the left hind leg; right leg of man. Rough red clay.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); found in a sarcophagus. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.160

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture