Horse

Greek
Geometric Period
about 750 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 007; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x depth: 5.3 x 5.1 cm (2 1/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

62.511

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The horse’s ears lie forward, and his tail joins the stand. He has thick flanks, low mane, tubular nose, on a plain, rectangular stand. The underside of the stand has an inset pattern. Black-green patina.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 350.-

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund