Acroter with winged horse
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Acroter with winged horse

Cerveteri
early 5th cent. BC.
Polychrome terra-cotta
max. height cm 47; max. width cm 41
cat. 14130

The animal, in the act of taking flight, with his front legs silhouetted in the round against the sky, stood on the right end of the front pediment of a temple, against the background of the last slab surmounting the lateral beam of the tympanum.