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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.
Carved from two fragments of dark green stone mottled with light patches (steatite probably), these two objects represent animals with highly stylized and abstract shapes.
A circular vessel with a rounded profile, an inwardly rolled edge and a small disk-shaped, low foot. The medallion, with its brown background, is decorated in the “champlevé” technique. The animal represented in the tondo is a hare.
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