Bronze horse and rider
The 'Armento Rider'
This bronze horse and rider is one of the earliest pieces of sculpture to survive from what is known as Western Greece (Magna Graecia). Though it is small (23.6 cm high), the horse and rider have a monumental quality which seems to give them dignity and status. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire.
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