8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE HORSE PROTOME
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 550-525 B.C.
From a rod tripod, preserving a section of the horizontal ring and the upper edge of a foliate motif below, the horse protome cast in one piece with the ring, its head turned out to the right, the mane a series of curving ridges, with four vertical tufts between the upright ears, small lidded eyes, indented nostrils and rounded lips, a foreleg perhaps once projecting to the right above the rod
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high
Swiss Private Collection.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-78.
For a closely related example see no. 88 in von Bothmer, et al., Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis.
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