Relief of a Horse and Rider Maker: Unknown

Medium

Terracotta

Dimensions

11 3/4 × 16 3/4 × 2 3/16 in. (29.9 × 42.6 × 5.5 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Jane Davis Doggett, M.F.A. 1956

Accession Number

2019.77.1

Culture
Period

Classical

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Found at Locri, Greece; ex collection Jean Paul Lambros, Athens, before 1912; sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 17-18 June 1912, lot no. 110, pl. 8; with Galerie Serres, Paris, purchased from Galerie Serres by Royal Athena Galleries, New York, 20 May 1987; with Royal Athena Galleries, 1987-1990; purchased by Jane Davis Doggett from Royal Athena Galleries, 7 March 1990.

Jean Paul Lambros (1843-1909) was an Athens-based collector and archaeologist. He studied at the University of Athens and in Florence and published numerous articles on ancient Greek numismatics. According to the British Museum website, he and his father and brother dealt with the museum "offering many important Greek coins." Following his death on May 20,1909, his collection was sold in two installments: his coins in 1910 in Munich, and his collection of sculpture and vases in 1912 at Hotel Drouot in Paris (see citation above). A scan of the published sale catalogue entry on this object is in the archives of the Department of Ancient Art, YUAG. For a brief biography, see AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 14 (1910) p. 96. For his work as a dealer in Athens, see Yannis Galanakis, "An Unpublished Stirrup Jar from Athens and the 1871-2 Private Excavations in the Outer Kerameikos: Part V: A Note on Private Excavations and the Trade in Antiquities in Nineteenth-Century Athens," THE ANNUAL OF THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ATHENS 106 (2011) 186, n. 36; he appeared in guide books in the 1880s and '90s as a source for antiquities for travelers in Athens.

Bibliography
  • "Selected Acquisitions," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2020–21), 152, ill
  • Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 205, 389, pl. 191
  • Hotel Drouot, Paris, Antiquités Égyptiennes Grecques et Romaines, sale cat. (June 17–19, 1912), 20, pl. 8
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