The youth rides one horse, whose head is missing, and leads another by the bridle. The remains of a thumb on the boy's hair indicate that the relief included a second figure. The scene may have represented Troilos, a young Trojan prince who was ambushed and killed by the Greek hero Achilles as he led horses to water.
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