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Fragment of a terracotta relief with two horses

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (34.3 x 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The fragment shows the left side of a team of four horses drawing a chariot. The chariot and the horses are shown in a full frontal view. The arm of the charioteer can be seen reining in the outermost rearing horse.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Recent Classical Accessions: Early Terracotta Sculptures and Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(1): pp. 15-6, fig. 4.

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