Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008

Statuette of a Horse

Statuette of a Horse

750–700 BC


Overall: 11.5 x 10 x 2.6 cm (4 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 1 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1998.173


Did you know?

Look closely at the base of this horse; the triangular shapes may be an attempt to depict the translucence of water.


This cast bronze horse was produced by a Corinthian workshop. Just over 60 examples are known from this workshop tradition. Among this group, this statuette is one of the most outstanding. At 11.5 centimeters in height, it is also one of the largest Corinthian horses, and is also completely intact. Conceived in profile, the horse's form has been abstracted and balanced in a wonderful proportional harmony that appears strikingly modern. Cast using the lost-wax process, this bronze horse on a perforated stand has balanced proportions and radically stylized formal elements designed for clarity and legibility.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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