Object ID
2003.37.8
Object Name
Horse Statue
Object Collection
JANE SARLAS FONTANA (is part of)
Material
BRONZE
Object Entities
Sarlas, Chris (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Small statuette of a horse, made of bronze. This item is a modern replica of an ancient piece dating back to the Geometic Era of the ancient Greeks. The horse stands on a bronze platform, plan and flat. It is shown standing on all fours, with the front right and back left leg stepping forward. The legs are stomach area are much thinner than an actual horse would have. The hips/thigh are quite wide and slightly rounded with two sets of parallel lines etched onto them. It does have a tail that is hangin downward and does not have any type of design on it. The chest and neck area are thicker than the legs and stomach area, but not nearlly as wide as the thighs. Its neck is stretched upward, as is its head. There is a swirled design on the neck/chest that goes down till it reaches the legs. It mane starts at the shoulters and goes to the top of the head; it's just a flattened piece of bronze with eched in lines to represent hair. The ears are right at the start of the mane on the top of the head and just etched into the bronze, they do not come out from the surface. The eyes are small raised dots and it does not have nostril hole but just a curved etched in line for the mouth.
Origin
Found in the Jane Sarlas Estate and donated by Chris Sarlas. Part of accession that has many souvenir pieces that are from Greece so potencially the same, but actucal location of origin is unknown.
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Citation
Horse Statue, JANE SARLAS FONTANA, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7115. Accessed 11/23/20.