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Byzantine Terracotta Horse-Shaped Ryhton from the 5th-6th century B.C.
Byzantine Terracotta Horse-Shaped Ryhton.
5th century A.D., 6th century A.D.
H : 10.5 cm – L : 14 cm
Very good condition, but reglued. Legs are broken, minor chips. Traces of paint.
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 cross, which can still be opened and closed, is composed of two bronze boxes that were molded and held by hinges. A thick suspension ring enabled the encolpion to be worn as a pendant.
This turned bowl is made of beige ceramic covered with a red slip; decorated patterns are painted on the inner wall of the vessel only, with thick lines and in blackish brown color.
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