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Stand decorated with  grazing horses, found  on Timpone della Motta, Late Geometric period, 2nd half  8th c. BC, National Archaeological Museum, Sibari
Stand decorated with grazing horses, found on Timpone della Motta, Late Geometric period, 2nd half 8th c. BC, National Archaeological Museum, Sibari

V.B.1. Stand with grazing horses

The motif  of  grazing horses was introduced by an Euboian painter named after Palma di Cesnola, excavator of a magnificent vase with the motif, nowadays in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Not only the horses, but also the objects with triangular foot and rectangular box, presumaly mangers, were new. They occur here, as well as on fragments found in Eretria on Euboia and at Pithekoussai, Ischia.Horses were important on Euboia and in the plain of Sybaris. Legends tell that at Sybaris  the cavallery  even could  dance with their horses.

The object is associated with Temple V.c, found on the Timpone della Motta, Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004, no. AC//.19b.oe// .