Boeotian Horse with Rider

Culture: Greek/Boeotian
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 2271
Provenance: From the estate of the US collector Flyod Johnson, acquired between 1960 and 1990.
Condition: The rider as well as his left arm reattached but belonging. The left foreleg as well as a small chip on the right foreleg restored. With beautiful color remains.
Description: Stylized statuette of a horse with rider. The animal with straight legs, long, slightly bent tail and raised head with a short mane. The body decorated with vertical, legs and head with horizontal black lines. The rider places his arms on the neck of the horse, wearing a head cover and has a large, bulbous nose. The legs are not worked out. Statues like the present one originate from a period when the possession of a horse is associated with a high social ranking. They were found in graves but also temples. See for type reference the statuette in the Kunsthistorische Museum, inventory number Antikensammlung, V 1798.