University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 54-28-70
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Cyprus
Kourion
Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates
Locus: Votive Deposit
Date Made: 1st half, 4th century BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Height: 7.8cm
Width: 6.2cm
Depth: 11.9cm
Credit Line:Cyprus Expedition, George H. McFadden, 1954
Other NumberT361 - Field No SF
2902 - Other Number

Description

Handmade except for face (cast from mold); solid. "Horse (type 47) and rider (one-rowed wreath on band). The rider gazes slightly upward, added handmade beard; hair on top of head roughly scratched. The mold represents a satyr's face, with small snub-nose, long narrow eyes (upper lid overlaps lower at outer corners), pupils shown by circle and dot. Short, thick lips. Hairline in broad curve over flat forehead. The combination of horse and headdress suggest a date in the first half of the fourth century." Rider's hand's on horse's neck. Missing: horse's left hind foot; rider's arms and left leg.


Bibliography:

[Book] Young, John H. & Young, Suzanne H. 1955. Terracotta figurines from Kourion. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 134, no. 2902, pl. 37View Objects cited in this Publication

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