The horseman wears a tight cap over his long plaits of hair (which fall down on his shoulders) and a tight chiton with short sleeves and short trousers. There is a belt around his waist. The hands were pierced for the reins. Condition: The feet have been restored. Pale green patina.
By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; about 1889, following W. H. Forman's death: in the collections of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Burt, and later of his nephew, Major A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part I, June 19- 22, 1899, lot 54 [said to have been found in a tomb at Grumentum in Lucania in the early 1850s and in 1868 sold at Hotel Drouot with the Fegervary-Pulszky Collection); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution
Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 034; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).
Height: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)
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