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Accession_Number 87.2.1
adlib_title Boeotian figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description Horse figurine
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Horse decorated with white slip on pale orange, with dark red (for black?) stripes on chest, legs, mane, tail, and harness. Head and mouth of the horse shows representation of bridle, with thin horizontal bands down the neck representing the mane. There are two horizontal bands around the main torso of the horse. Horizontal bands also decorate the legs, chest and tail of the horse figurine. Front legs are slightly projected forward, as are the rear legs backwards. The legs are straight and disproportionately long compared to the head and torso.
Inscriptions
Condition Right foreleg and part of tail missing. Left foreleg has been restored. Traces of white slip. The once probably black colour of the decoration is now brown/red. The surface of the figurine is worn and scratched in places.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
Comparanda BM Cat.787-88; Ure, 'Aryballoi', pl. 16.49.438.
Bibliography J. Stubbe Ostergaard, Acta Hyperboraea 3 (1991) 152 cat. Ia2 with fig. 56.
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 11.1 (ear tip, to leg).
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 11.7 (nose to tail); W. 4.5
Location History grave
Edited_by Lucia; Kinsey
Date_edited 24.08.2004; 18.01.2006
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