Statuette of a Horse

750–725 BCE
Location: 102B Greek
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Horses were among the most frequently depicted creatures in the Greek Geometric period.

Description

A small but powerful status symbol, this solid-cast horse may have served as a dedication in a Greek religious sanctuary. The long tail helps to steady the figurine for standing, but the perforated base also suggests suspension, perhaps from a tree or sanctuary structure. With their balanced proportions and radically stylized silhouettes, such horses epitomize the clarity of Greek Geometric design.
Statuette of a Horse

Statuette of a Horse

750–725 BCE

Greek, Geometric, probably Arcadian

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