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Statuette of a Horse and Rider

A work made of terracotta.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta.


575-525 BCE


Greek; Boeotia

About this artwork

The horse has conical ears, a stiff mane and thick tail, all painted with brown lines. The eyes are circular protrusions with painted centers. On the back, behind the rider is a D shape with a line through it. The legs are ringed with lines. The rider is rudimentary, with short legs, arms grasping the horse’s neck and a bulbous head with a slash for the month. The top of the head is painted which extends down the spine and each leg and arm.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Statuette of a Horse and Rider


Dhodhóni (Object found in)

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575 BCE–525 BCE




11.4 × 13 × 5.6 cm (4 1/2 × 5 1/8 × 2 3/16 in.)

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George W. Sheldon Fund

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