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Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Rider

Rider

c. 400–375 BCE
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • Christoph F. Leon, Basel, Switzerland
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 23 archive.org
    Neils, Jenifer. "A Horseman from Tarentum." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 68, no. 9 (1981): 331-38. Mentioned: p.331–38 www.jstor.org
    Kozloff, Arielle P., David Gordon Mitten, and Suzannah Fabing. The Gods Delight: The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. Cleveland, Ohio: Published by the Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1988. Mentioned: p. 99-101; Reproduced: p. 99-100 (cat. 13)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991. Reproduced: p. 9 archive.org
    Hemingway, Seán A. The Horse and Jockey from Artemision: A Bronze Equestrian Monument of the Hellenistic Period. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Mentioned: p. 108, 178
  • Year in Review: 1977. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 28, 1977-January 22, 1978).
  • {{cite web|title=Rider|url=false|author=|year=c. 400–375 BCE|access-date=26 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1977.41