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Terracotta statuette of a horse

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made (?)
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1810
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The horse, probably once part of a horse-and-rider group, is solid and possibly mold-made; the face is heavily retouched. This figurine may have been made in the same Kourion workshop as the horse statuette, 74.51.1809.
Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. LXXIV.666, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2279, p. 360, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 294, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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