|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Title:||Forepart of a horse|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Date:||ca. 525 BC - ca. 500 BC|
It has been suggested that this horse was part of a dedication, whether or not as part of a larger group (rider, other horses, charioteer) is unclear. Strictly frontal pose, head lifted alertly, right paw slightly raised, mouth open, holes for horse trappings, thick stylized mane. Poised to move.
Form & Style:
Strictly frontal position and schematized mane characteristic of archaic period, but much focus on sense of movement and alertness through realistic rendering of details: tenseness of muscles, open mouth, slight lifting of right paw.
Condition: Single fragment
Forepart of horse including legs, broken across trunk.
Found in 1887 east of Parthenon.