Applique in gilded terracotta, depicting a horse kneeling on its foreleg. Similar decorations, organised in friezes containing multiple figures, were used for decorating wooden sarcophagi. The frieze included predators (lions, griffins) in the act of attacking their prey (deer, horses).


  • Title: Applique
  • Date Created: Late 4th - early 3rd century BC
  • Location Created: Taranto, Masseria Tesoro, Tomb n° 1, 1909
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.7 cm (height); 11.6 cm (width)
  • Medium: Gilded terracotta
  • Room: Storage

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