10 December 2004
A GREEK BRONZE HORSE
GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA 740-720 CENTURY B.C.
Solid cast, standing on four legs, the right foreleg stepping slightly forward, the details of the hooves plastically rendered, with a cylindrical body, ridged mane and thick downward-hanging tail, the cylindrical muzzle with a flattened end, the raised pellet eyes forward of the pointed ears
2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm.) long
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A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art From the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Cleveland, 1981, no. 71.
U. Gehrig, ed., Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden, Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg, Mainz am Rhein, 1983, no. 71.
According to Mitten (Kozloff, ed., op. cit.), the Mildenberg horse is related to similar bronzes from a workshop at Olympia under Lakonian influence.
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