Figurine of a mounted horseman

The figurine is handmade. The horse has a long, slender neck, a small round head with a rudimentary features, a small muzzle and a cylindrical body, continuing into the legs and tail. The rider is in one piece attached ith the back of the animal, with his hands are joined to its neck. Linear decoration with bands, arranged as rays across the curving neck, vertical across the body and horizontal across the legs of the animal, and varied by two rows of dots on the chest. The lines are mire widely spaced on the back and tail of the animal and on the rider.

The figurine belongs to the latest and most stylized group of horsemen with decorative bands in black glaze (glaze-stripped horsemen), produced by a Boeotian figurine workshop around the middle of the 6th century B.C.

– Vlassopoulou Ch. Ν. 2006. Cataloque no. 37, in Choremi-Spetsieri Α. – Zarkadas Α. (eds), The Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum. Ancient Art, Athens, 61.