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Cypriot Archaic Terracotta Horse and Rider

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Greece / Cyprus, Archaic Period, ca. 7th century BCE. A charming earthy red pottery representation of a horse and rider, obviously made from two pieces of clay fired together. The horse has a stylized, triangular body, with flattened front and back legs and a long head of simple form. The rider has a large hat, with carefully molded beard and hair. Many figures similar to this one have been found at the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates and have been interpreted as votive figures of warriors. Size: 3.2" L x 2" W x 6.95" H (8.1 cm x 5.1 cm x 17.7 cm)

See a similar example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (74.51.1778).

Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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Small loss to upper part of one arm and to hat; otherwise intact.
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Estimate $1,200 – $1,800
Starting Bid $600

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