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Byzantine Terracotta Horse-Shaped Ryhton from the 5th-6th century B.C.
This figurine is flat and slightly rounded. No element enables us to distinguish between the front and the back, or to determine the gender of the figure.
This vessel was carved from a thin and tall fragment of alabaster, finely furrowed with undulated, almost horizontal veins that randomly decorate the surface.
This vessel is remarkable both for its artistic and technical quality, regarding especially the symmetry and the balance which are almost perfect.
Modeled from a small terracotta plaque, this figurine belongs to a large group of statuettes known as “pappadès”, because of their polos (a high cylindrical hat) that makes them look like Orthodox priests.
This rectangular plaque is perfectly regular and smooth; at its center, it is decorated with a bird carved out in relief
Despite a slight formal asymmetry, this vessel is remarkable for its artistic and technical qualities. The profile is rounded, the disk-shaped base is flat, the upturned lip is in relief.
The word askos originally designates the skin of an animal that was sewn and turned into a skin intended to carry liquids, especially wine or water.
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