NEARLY IDENTICAL TO THE SOTHEBY'S JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS EXAMPLES|
9615. A CANOSAN GREEK POLYCHROME HORSE, Greek colonies in Southern Italy, 3rd century BC. The ceramic horse modeled in the act of lunging forward with left leg leading. The body painted in white, the bridle and reins in burgundy and blue. Most of the original pigment remaining. Dimensions 7 inches in height x 9.5 inches in length. Professional repair to legs, otherwise all intact and original. Extremely rare. Provenance: Acquired from Harmer Rooke Galleries in the early 1990's.
One of the few pieces of ancient art in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis collection was a pair of nearly identical Canosan Greek horses. The Jacqueline Kennedy collection including these horses was sold at auction at Sotheby's April 23-26, 1996. Her Canosan horses are pictured and described in the catalog.