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Figure of a horse consisting of red clay with a light orange slip. Horse has a long narrow muzzle, thick neck, long round body, thick tail and thick stump like legs.

History Of Use

Terracottas were mass produced in moulds making them affordable to the poor. Terracottas were used as ornaments and toys in daily life and when one died his personal possessions were often buried with him. They were also given as votive offerings to the deceased. Terracottas are also found near temples and sanctuaries. It is suggested that these were substituted for sacrifices to the gods.

Cultural Context

religious; secular

Item History

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