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Fragmentary Antefix with Male Torso and Horse

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Group consisting of a man and a horse running to the right. The torso of the horse and one hind leg are preserved; of the man, the body, the right leg and the left thigh.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the east side of the roof of the temple in the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Republican Period,

Dimensions

25.1 x 25.9 cm (9 7/8 x 10 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.251 H. 0.256 W.

Accession Number

88.556

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture