Figurine of a youth riding a horse

Archaic Period
about 525-500 B.C.


Overall: 15 x 6 x 9 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Gallery 212A-B


Europe, The Ancient World



Youth mounted on a horse. The horse terminates midway through the torso, omitting the hind legs, and ending directly behind the rider in a flat, vertical support. The right foreleg of the horse is missing. Part of the left foreleg and base were restored. Some added color is preserved. The body of the horse is yellowish-white while the mane is black. The horse’s eyes and the lines detailing the face are also black. Details of the harness were molded and painted red. The rider has traces of ruddy flesh color on its face and body as well as chocolate-brown curls.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens & said to come from Anthedon.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund