Figure of a warrior on a horse
Possible tip of a standard (signum equitum) that would be supported on a long pole of metal or wood. These elements distinguished a group of riders on the battlefield or at military parades. The figure of the rider symbolizes the image of the hero as a mythical ancestor of equestrian elites, who hold power in society. The piece depicts a rider, naked and without weapons, mounted on a horse. The distinctive helmet has a large crest. The piece is set on a circular platform.
- Unknown origin
- 400-300 BC
- 90 x 34 x 28 mm
- Private Catalan Foundation for Iberian Archaeology
- Photographic archive of the MAC, M. Carreté