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Limestone horse with a rider

Period:
Archaic
Date:
middle or 3rd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 12 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2681
Not on view
This rider is one of the earliest representations of a horseman in Cypriot sculpture.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

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.512, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1014, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Crouwel, Joost H. and Veronica Tatton-Brown. 1988. "Ridden Horses in Iron Age Cyprus." Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus (RDAC), : pl. XXV.2.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 236, p. 189, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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