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Roman bronze togatus ROMAN BRONZE THRACIAN APOLLO RIDING A GALLOPING HORSE

Nude, he wears a radiate headdress and an arrow quiver on his back, its strap across his chest. In his right hand he holds a phiale. In fine style.

2nd-3rd Century AD

H. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm.)

Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, June 2005.

Apollo on horseback was a popular theme in Thracian sculpture and it was the custom to adapt Greek gods into local contexts such as this adaptation of the ‘Thracian rider’.

Cf. L. Ogneneove-Marinova, Statuettes en bronze du musee national archeologique a Sofia, 1975, no. 17 ff.

GMP11JE
$5,500


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