Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Horseman
Laconia, Greece
Archaic period, mid 6th–century BCE
Bronze
H: 9.5; W: 3.5 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.326
 
 
This figurine was part of an equestrian group, a widespread theme in the Archaic and Clasical periods. In his pierced fists, the rider would have probably held the reins and a riding crop. Small bronze horse-and-rider statuettes were usually temple dedications.

Publications:
Muscarella, Oscar White, ed., Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, Germany, 1974

Exhibition:
Gods and Mortals: Selected Objects from the Norbert Schimmel Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 17/05/1992 - 31/10/1992

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir