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BZ.1950.17, Prancing Horse

BZ.1950.17, Prancing Horse

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Byzantine or Islamic, eleventh century

Bronze, 4.8 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.6 cm (1 7/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 5/8 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this sculpture from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the sculpture to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.