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The crossbar at the front legs is joined on to the front of the hooves; the bar at the back runs from the back of the left hoof only as far as the tail, where the latter touches the bar and the right hoof. He stands, alert on his four straight legs; his blade-like neck rises in an elegant...

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By 1965: on the art market in Athens; purchased by MFA, October 13, 1965

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Greek, Geometric Period, about 750 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 006; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).


Height x length: 5.7 x 5.3 cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World