About this artwork
This small statuette was created in Greece around the time of the first Olympic games (776 BCE). It was made as
a 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 animal’s essence.
- Ancient Greek
- Statuette of a Horse
- 750 BCE–730 BCE
- 9.2 × 8.2 × 2.6 cm (3 5/8 × 3 1/4 × 1 in.)
- Katherine K. Adler, Costa A. Pandaleon Greek Memorial, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander Classical Endowment, James H. Allan and Christopher D. Allan funds