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An Ancient Greek Marble Relief Fragment Depicting the Head of a Galloping Horse 
Probably one of a Racing Chariot Team
4th - 3rd Century BC

Size: 7.5cm high, 10cm wide, 3.5cm deep - 3 ins high, 4 ins wide, 1¼ ins deep / 13cm high - 5 ins high (with base)

Provenance:    

Ex Private English collection 

Amongst all the animals in ancient Greece it was horses that were held in the highest regard. In art they appear amongst the oldest figural images, and as figurines and attachments on the handles of terracotta and bronze vessels. The large number of personal names containing the Greek word for horse, ‘hippos’: Hipparchos, Hippias, Hippobotos, Hippodamos etc, attests to the care, prestige and power associated with them as well as their presence in daily life. Wealth was measured by the number of sheep, cattle and goats owned by a household whereas horses were an indication of rank and social status.
 

Dimensions

7.5cm high, 10cm wide, 3.5cm deep

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Stock number

40/35
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