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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 amulet, molded in a uniform, slightly friable pale blue frit, is carved on both sides and represents a left eye and a right eye in low relief. The hole for suspension was pierced horizontally, at the eye level.
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.
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