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Object Number: 54-41-150
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Cyprus
Kourion
Kaloriziki
Locus: Tomb 44:16
Period: Cypro-Archaic I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Horse
Rider
Height: 18.2cm
Width: 11.3cm
Depth: 5.8cm
Credit Line:Cyprus Expedition, 1954
Other NumberT2018 - Field No SF
K1148 - Other Number
0511 - Cast Number

Description

Nearly complete and mended. Tall, slender horse with straight legs stretched out and away from body. Long neck, tubular head, prominent (clipped?) mane. Tall between legs. On horse's chest is a breastband with heavy tassels(?). Small sway-back rider with peaked cap lacks arms which were grasping horse's head (one hand remains). Summary indication of lower limbs on one side suggest he was kneeling on horse's back. Clay: gritty gray-brown to reddish brown with fine dark sand. Paint: like 54-41-154, now mostly worn off. Rider's cap and ears, horse's ears and forelock tassels were red. Bichrome horizontal stripes on horse's neck and vertical stripes on legs. Eyes of man and beast large dotted circles; mane black. Black horizontal stripes across neck, shoulders and rump of rider.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Kourion (Curium) Excavations of the University Museum 1934-1954 (1955 - 1969)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Cyprus (1969 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Benson, Jack L., et al. 1973. The Necropolis of Kaloriziki; excavated by J.F. Daniel and G.H. McFadden for the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 126, pl. 41View Objects cited in this Publication

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