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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 statuette represents a very popular mythological hybrid figure that was largely widespread in Near Eastern iconography from the Sumerian period.
This rectangular plaque is perfectly regular and smooth; at its center, it is decorated with a bird carved out in relief
The huge spiraled horns are this figurine’s main feature both visually and because they enable us to confidently identify the species represented.
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