4th century B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); length 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm)
Purchase, Abraham Foundation Gift, 1997
The applique, an openwork composition in fairly high relief, belongs to a category of gilded terracottas that adorned Tarentine funerary furniture. A griffin springs towards the right, clawing at the head of a horse that collapses, facing left.
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