Volume 53 / Issue 3


Issue Cover

On the Cover: This portion of a famous Minoan fresco depicts both women (white figure) and men (brown figure) engaged in the sport of bull-leaping. It was recovered from the palace at Knossos in Crete, and dates to ca. 1450–1400 BC.
Photo courtesy of the Heraklion Museum, Crete.

A View of the Horse from the Classical Perspective

The Penn Museum Collection

By: Donald White

Equus caballus is handsomely stabled in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. From the Chinese Rotunda’s masterpiece reliefs portraying two horses of the Chinese emperor Taizong to Edward S. Curtis’s iconic American Indian photographs housed in the Museum’s Archives, horses stand with man in nearly every culture and time-frame represented in the […]