A Cypriot terracotta horse

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Lot 15
A Cypriot terracotta horse

Sold for £ 2,550 (US$ 3,229) inc. premium
A Cypriot terracotta horse
Iron Age, Cypro-Archaic, circa 700-600 B.C.
The horse with applied harness and trappings, modelled with a ridged mane, the hollow body with cylindrical opening at the front, with faded black striped decoration, 19.5cm high and 17.5cm long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 December 1974, lot 175.
    Desmond Morris collection, Oxford, acquired at the above sale.

    For a slightly later example of a hollow cast horse figurine with an opening at the chest cf. V. Karageorghis, Cypriote Antiquities in the Pierides Collection, Athens, 1973, p.145, no. 91.
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