Rider

Rider

c. 400–375 BC

Bronze

Overall: 13.3 x 7.6 cm (5 1/4 x 3 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1977.41

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Without stirrups, this rider’s heels turn inward to control his mount by pressing its flanks.

Description

Once mounted with pins upon his horse (now lost), this statuette depicts a young man participating in an equestrian race. The rider’s distinctive equipment is still barely visible: his right hand clutches the base of a goad to urge on his horse, and the first pleat of a cloak, the youth’s only covering, lays over his left shoulder.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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