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Statuette of a horse

30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 14.9 x 16 x 6.4 cm (5 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

86.784

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This statuette of yellowish-red clay depicts a leaping horse. The support underneath has been partially reconstructed in plaster. There is a chip in the horse's front legs.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription