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Statuette of a Horse

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

750/730 BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

This small statuette was created in Greece around the time of the first Olympic games. It was made as a devotional gift for a god and was probably deposited at a religious site. Devotional gifts took many forms, but statuettes of horses were especially popular because the creatures were symbols of affluence. Following the stylistic preference of the time, the sculptor used a few simple shapes to capture the essence of his subject.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Statuette of a Horse

Date

750 BCE–730 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

9.2 × 8.2 × 2.6 cm (3.6 × 3.2 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Katherine K. Adler, Costa A. Pandaleon Greek Memorial, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander Classical Endowment, James H. Allan and Christopher D. Allan funds

Reference Number

2016.193

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