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Geometric Statuette of a Horse



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1927.14
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Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Geometric Statuette of a Horse

Creation Date

n.d.

Medium & Support

solid cast bronze

Dimensions

3 15/16 in. x 1 1/4 in. (10 cm. x 3.1 cm.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926

Accession Number

1927.14

Copyright

Public Domain

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The horse figured prominently in ancient Mediterranean culture and art and was among the earliest and most commonly depicted subjects explored by Greek artists. Horses symbolized wealth, power, and prestige but also were treasured companions of humans and the gods. Early sculptures, in profile, closely mimicked painted silhouettes of the animals.
 


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