Horse and rider
Greek, South Italian
mid-3rd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia, Canosa
H: (rider): about 18 cm, L. (horse): 20.6 cm
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Armed warrior in Phrygian or Thracian helmet with cheek pieces sits astride (separate) horse, left arm down, right arm up; holes in left arm for attaching shield. Horse tail made separately and attached. White slip; polychrome decoration: gold helmet, blue cuirass, pink tunic, red laces on legs; on horse, gold mane, red harness; relief ornaments on bridle. Rider’s left hand, left foot missing; parts broken off three legs of horse.
By date unknown: with Summa Galleries Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; by 1981: D. Herbert Lipson Collection; gift of D. Herbert Lipson to MFA, October 14, 1981
Gift of D. Herbert Lipson, Publisher of BOSTON Magazine, Boston, Mass.