Marble head of a horse

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154

Horses were closely associated with the wealthy, land-owning class that could afford to raise and maintain them. Statues of horses and riders were sometimes offered as dedications at sanctuaries of the gods, such as that of Athena on the Akropolis in Athens and that of Demeter at Eleusis.

Marble head of a horse, Marble, Greek, Attic

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