Youth on galloping horse

Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 033; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).


Overall: 10 x 11.2 x 4.2 cm (3 15/16 x 4 7/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Gallery 212A-B


The Ancient World



The youth wears a floppy petasos and perhaps a close-fitting chiton, with a form of trousers over the foreparts of the legs. The horse’s bridle shows the leather stitching elaborately represented by incised dots. The feet of the horse and the reins are missing. The left hand of the rider and the horse’s mouth are pierced to hold the reins. Lustrous light green patina. Attached to MT.67.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Athens: said to have been found in Thessaly); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund