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KAŃ 27+16547

Bronze figurine of a horse with a rider, from the temple of Zeus at Dodona. 575-550 B.C.

A similar horse, now in the Louvre, was also found at Dodona. The pair of jockeys probably represent the Dioscuri, the twins Castor and Pollux. This ensemble was dedicated by one of the faithful, possibly an athlete and victor at some games in the sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona (Zeus Dodonaios) in Epirus, where there was also a cult of the Dioscuri. The works are the outstanding products of an experienced bronze-smith and come from a Corinthian workshop which may have functioned in northwestern Greece.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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