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Marble head of a horse

Marble head of a horse





Artist : Anonymous

Model : Cheval

Date : approx. between 550 and 500 B.C.

Material : Marble
Acquisition : Bequest of Walter C. Baker (1971)
Item 11 on 25
Greek Antiquities
Sculpture

Area related
Eleusis (Greece)

Description   

Horses were closely associated with wealthy land-owner class that could afford to raise and maintain them. Statues of horses and riders were sometimes offered as dedications at sanctuaries of the gods, such as that of Athena on the Akropolis in Athens and that of Demeter at Eleusis.
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Marble head of a horse
Anonyme
Cheval