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Bronze horse

8th century B.C.
H.: 6 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. (17.6 x 13.3 x 3.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The clarity and elegance of form epitomize Greek Geometric art at its most accomplished.
[Until 1921, with Th. Zoumpoulakis and G. Christodoulos]; acquired in 1921, purchased from Th. Zoumpoulakis and G. Christodoulos.
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