Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a horse

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made (?) and handmade
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1809
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The solid horse was originally part of a chariot group. The fabric, a grayish buff with abundant small dark inclusions, is consistent with the reported provenance of the figurine, Kourion.
Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion, Cyprus

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. LXXIV.667, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2280, p. 360, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 279, pp. 163–64, 262, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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