Bronze statuette of a horse
- ca. 2nd century A.D.
- Overall: 6 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 9 1/2in. (17.1 x 7.3 x 24.1cm)
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- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gruss, 2000
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The fine delineation of the horse’s musculature, the expressive rendering of its lively movements, and the accurate depiction of the ornate saddle cloth mark this statuette as both a work of high craftsmanship and a historically significant piece that represents an important subject. It was probably made as an equestrian statuette of a Roman emperor or victorious general, and it took similar representations of Alexander the Great as its model.