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Grave stele of a mounted warrior

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Horse and rider are carved in high relief on an uneven background which curves forward at the top, to a crowning molding. The top, a section at the lower front of the molding, and the right edge of the stele are finished smooth. There appears to have been a pattern, perhaps a form of guilloche,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From just outside Thebes about twenty minutes walk on the road to the Cabirion in the fold of the hill to your left); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 018; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 81 x 81.5 cm (31 7/8 x 32 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.339

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture