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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 small, beautiful object is composed of two elements: a parallelepiped that serves as a base for two statuettes of young bulls, whose bodies are merged together and placed head to toe.
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