Bronze horse


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151

Each eye of this bronze horse was carefully hollowed out to receive an inlay. Holes in the hooves indicate the statuette was originally attached to another object, possibly the rim or handle of a large tripod cauldron. Animals and mythical creatures often decorated monumental bronze cauldrons that served as dedications to the gods at Greek sanctuaries, most notably at Olympia and Delphi and on the island of Samos.

Bronze horse, Bronze, Greek

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