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Statuette of an Emperor on His Horse

Unknownabout 4th–5th century A.D.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Statuette of a man riding a horse. The man sits up straight and tall in his saddle. He has long hair cut short in the front. His eyes are large and protruding. He wears a cylindrical crown, a long tunic, and boots and carries an orb in his right hand. The horse is depicted with both his right front and back legs lifted off of the ground. The details of the saddle and bridle are clearly delineated. The statuette is well-preserved with little visible damage.

Details

  • Title: Statuette of an Emperor on His Horse
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 4th–5th century A.D.
  • Location Created: Eastern Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Male portrait
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 75.AB.66
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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