Terracotta horse and rider


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The rider here is a warrior equipped with crested helmet and shield. The horse has a topknot, thick tail, and tasseled frontlet on its chest. These features are characteristic of the horses from Kourion that have been found in great number at the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates. Warrior iconography was particularly suitable for a male divinity.

Terracotta horse and rider, Terracotta, Cypriot

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