Youth on galloping horse
about 530 B.C.
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.)
Medium or Technique
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund