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Stele of a rider-god

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A male figure in helmet, short tunic, and cloak rides to the right. Horse and rider are framed by a rough molding which runs into the irregular edges of the stele. The relief is difficult to date, whether in the late Hellenistic or Graeco-Roman periods. The span of time suggested above is...

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Provenance

From an ancient site on the northeast slope of Mount Ida, discovered by Clarke and Diller in 1882; gift of J. T. Clarke to MFA, January 1884

Credit Line

Gift of J. T. Clarke

Roman Provincial, Greco-Roman Period, presumably of the 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 284.

Dimensions

33.1 x 16.5 cm (13 1/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

84.235

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture