Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009



c. 400–375 BC


Overall: 13.3 x 7.6 cm (5 1/4 x 3 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1977.41


Did you know?

Without stirrups, this rider’s heels turn inward to control his mount by pressing its flanks.


Once mounted with pins upon his horse (now lost), this statuette depicts a young man participating in an equestrian race. The rider’s distinctive equipment is still barely visible: his right hand clutches the base of a goad to urge on his horse, and the first pleat of a cloak, the youth’s only covering, lays over his left shoulder.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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