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Equestrian frieze from Building G at Xanthos
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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Creator
Culture
Lycian
Title
Equestrian frieze from Building G at Xanthos
Image View Description:from front
Image View Type:overall
Work Type
casts (sculpture)
Date
ca. 1890-1900
ca. 460-450 BCE
2008 (image)
Location
Goldwin Smith Hall (basement, Room 312), Cornell University
Creation Site:Xanthos, Turkey (original)
Material
plaster cast (sculpture)
limestone sculpture in relief (original)
Measurements
86 (H) x 100 (W) x 5.5 (D) cm
Description
This is a cast of a frieze block from Building G at Xanthos showing a horse accompanied by his groom, both depicted in profile, moving to the viewer's right. The foregrounded horse is tall and thick-bodied with a squared saddle blanket on his back. His mane has been tied to into a plume at the top of his head and groomed to stand along the back of his neck. He points his snout down. The groom walks on the far side of the horse such that his entire torso is obscured by the horse's body. His head, with short hair that is rounded at the ends, is visible above the horse's back. He rests his right arm on the horse's saddle and holds the horse's reins and a whip in his right hand. He wears a short chiton and walks forward with his left leg advanced. At the viewer's right edge of the block are half of the wheel of a chariot and the ends of the drapery of a standing charioteer. The function of Building G is unknown, but it has been proposed that the building was used for cult instead of funerary purposes. This block was discovered reused in a late antique wall on the acropolis at Xanthos.
Repository
Cornell University (current)
London, British Museum (no. 1848,1020.18) (original)
Accession Number
Sage no. 79
18 (carved in)
79 (on sticker), 69 (pencil on top rim)
70
ID Number
CCC_0070
Source
Photographer:Mericle, Danielle
Legacy_Value
91 (W) cm
Bibliography
Ian Jenkins, Greek Architecture and its Sculpture (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006), 168-174
John Boardman, Greek Sculpture: The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas (London: Thames and Hudson, 1995), 188-190
Antony G. Keen, "The dynastic tombs of Xanthos--who was buried where?" Anatolian Studies 42 (1992), 53-63
Condition
Good condition
drill holes at top
some chipping along edges
dusty
obvious cast mold seams
Notes
Items in the Cornell Cast Collection are meant for inventory and reference purposes. Metadata may not be complete in all cases.
Rights
The images in the Cornell Collection of Antiquities: Casts are protected by copyright, and the copyright holders are their creators, generally Cornell University Library, Annetta Alexandridis, and Verity Platt. This collection of plaster casts owned by Cornell University was photographed by Cornell University Library, Alexandridis, Platt, and Andreya L. Mihaloew from 2010-2015, with funding from a Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant to Annetta Alexandridis. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use.  The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Please contact Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt for more information about this collection, or to request permission to use these images.
The images in the Cornell Collection of Antiquities: Casts are protected by copyright, and the copyright holders are their creators, generally Cornell University Library, Annetta Alexandridis, and Verity Platt. This collection of plaster casts owned by Cornell University was photographed by Cornell University Library, Alexandridis, Platt, and Andreya L. Mihaloew from 2010-2015, with funding from a Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant to Annetta Alexandridis. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use.  The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Please contact Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt for more information about this collection, or to request permission to use these images.
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File Properties
File Name
CCC_0070.tif
SSID
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