12 December 2002
A GREEK TERRACOTTA HORSE
Canosan, Hellenistic Period, circa 3rd Century B.C.
Depicted in full gallop with the forelegs projecting forward, the ridged mane with a spiraled top-knot, the bridal with six (one missing) disk-shaped phalerae, the reins resting on its neck, the body white-slipped, preserving traces of polychromy, the separately-made tail now missing, the top and sides perforated for attachment of a now-missing rider
9 in. (22.9 cm) long
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Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, no. 147.
This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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