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Horse Head Finial
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Horse Head Finial

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Description The horse's head is hollowed out for only a short length, indicating the use as a finial on a piece of furniture or a shaft. Its highly polished surface shows a pattern of root marks from burial.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Mrs. Henry Walters Sale, Joseph Brummer Gallery, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gutman [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gutman [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942

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5th century
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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