Nov 12, 2009

Statuette of a Horse

Statuette of a Horse

750–725 BC


Overall: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Dr. Leo Mildenberg in memory of John D. Cooney 1991.49


Did you know?

Horses were among the most frequently depicted creatures in the Greek Geometric period.


A small but powerful status symbol, this solid-cast horse may have served as a dedication in a Greek religious sanctuary. The long tail helps to steady the figurine for standing, but the perforated base also suggests suspension, perhaps from a tree or sanctuary structure. With their balanced proportions and radically stylized silhouettes, such horses epitomize the clarity of Greek Geometric design.

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