The youth on horseback is nude and rides with reins in his left hand, his right hand originally held some object, perhaps a palm branch to symbolize his victory. Condition: Feet and tail of horse, left foot of youth, and object held in right hand are missing. Olive-green patina. Some corrosion.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (bought in London; said to come from Mantineia in Arcadia); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900
Greek, Archaic Period, about 525 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 032; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).
Height x length: 11.5 x 12.4 cm (4 1/2 x 4 7/8 in.)
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