Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Horse figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 750–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1770
Not on view
The handmade and solid horse was originally part of a horse-and-rider figurine. The rider is now missing, but traces remain on the horse's body and parts of his hands are visible on the mane.
From Cyprus Said to be from Ormidhia

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. LXXI.645, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 317, p. 27, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2078, p. 342, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Terracottas. no. 109, pp. 66, 256, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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