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Statuette of a horse

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This bronze statuette was most likely a votive dedication in a sanctuary. The horse is standing with four feet and tail on a rectangular platform, the latter pierced by triangular cut-outs. Five horizontal lines are incised either side of the lower part of the neck; pairs of similar incisions...

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Provenance

By 1965: with a dealer in Athens (said to come from near Elis); purchased by MFA, November 10, 1965

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Greek, Geometric Period, about 750 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 005; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 8cm (3 1/8 in.); width at base: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); length: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1316

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture