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A GREEK BRONZE HORSE
A GREEK BRONZE HORSE

GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 8TH CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK BRONZE HORSE
GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 8TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing four-square with its legs and tail joined to a shallow openwork integral plinth perforated with triangles, the stylized animal with a narrow tubular body curving up to the croup, with bulging haunches and thin elongated tail and legs, the knee joints bulging, the thin neck with a sharp broad mane crest, the head with short upturned ears, a sharp pointed poll and a long cylindrical muzzle
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Private Collection, Southern France, 1970s.

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Lot Essay

Horses of this type, standing on openwork integral plinths, were votive offerings in the Geometric Period and are widespread throughout the Greek world. See, for example, two Thessalian and one Laconian example from the Levy Collection, nos. 72-74 in von Bothmer, ed., Glories of the Past. See also a Corinthian example, no. 33, p. 64 in Rolley, Greek Bronzes.
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