Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a horse

Period:
Classical
Date:
1st half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 4 x 5 3/4 x 2 in. (10.2 x 14.6 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2581
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The horse has a saddle and bridle but no rider. The damage to the object indicates that it must have been part of a group with at least one human figure.
“From a tomb at Tamassos”

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. LXXX.511, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1013, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 237, p. 190, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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