London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK MARBLE FRAGMENT OF A HORSE AND RIDER
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Probably from a votive group with a combat scene between Greeks and Amazons, depicting an Amazon wearing a short chiton mounted on her rearing horse, mounted
7 in. (18 cm.) long
Private American collection, acquired from Mathias Komor, New York, 1970s.
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For a similar fragment of mounted Amazon sculpture cf. M. B. Comstock and C. C. Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone, The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston, 1976, p. 32, no. 42.
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