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Canosan Terracotta Pair of Horses

A pair of ancient Canosan Greek terracotta horses, depicted rearing, their wavy tails extending behind, their genitalia rendered, the scalloped manes with incised details, with pointed ears and flaring nostrils, wearing traces of a red and blue painted harness, the top-knot and bridle with applied disk ornaments, each perforated horizontally, likely serving as a chariot team.

Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.

Ca. 3rd century BC.

Height: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm).

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired at Christie’s, New York, December 6, 2001, lot 507.

Inv#: 9070

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