Bronze horse

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 570–560 B.C.
Culture:
South Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 5/8 x 6 1/8in. (16.8 x 15.5cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Lent in 1907 by Junius Spencer Morgan (1867–1932) and given by his heirs in 1958-1959
Accession Number:
58.180.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Walking; long, slender body, short legs, a long tail reaching to the base, to which it is attached; solid cast.
Said to be from Locri Epizephyrii Southern Italy

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 14, pp. 8-9, New York: Gilliss Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1980. The Horses of San Marco: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 1-June 1, 1980, New York. no. 9, p. 4, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 16, pp. 29, 31, 63.