16 June 2006
A GREEK BRONZE STALLION
LATE ARCHAIC PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing on an integral rectangular plinth with the right legs slightly advanced, its tapering tail with the hair incised, its tip joined to the plinth, the crested mane also incised, the genitalia rendered, with bulging eyes and erect ears, the muzzle harnessed, wearing a breast plate and surcingle, the plinth decorated along the sides with raised ridges
3 in. (7.6 cm.) long
European Private Collection, 1971.
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For a related example from Olympia, complete with the trappings, although larger in scale, see p. 96, pl. 65 in Rolley, Greek Bronzes.
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