It is rare in red-figure to find representations of a man and a horse as intimate as this one. A black groom is in the process of currying the horse tethered to the perforated fixture at the right of the tondo. On the wall hangs a whisk broom. The horse is restive; the young man rests his arm decisively on its back and goes about his business.
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