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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.60.9
Title
Small Head of a Horse with Bridle
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Places
Creation Place: Africa, Ethiopia
Culture
Ethiopian
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta, hand made
Dimensions
5.6 x 2.7 x 7 cm (2 3/16 x 1 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Unknown
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of W.C. Burriss Young
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.60.9
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Head and upper neck of horse with mane pinched, trace of bridle or harness on both sides of mane just above break. Detailed bridle with straps extending along sides and top of muzzle marked by indented depressions. The deeply hollowed out eyes are outlined by raised circular ridge. The tip of the muzzle is flattened with ears projecting diagonally backward with tips broken off. Possibly part of a horse and rider statuette.
Exhibition History

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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