height: 23.5 cm
3rd century B.C. (?)
The fragment shows youths tending their horses. The scene is perhaps related to some contest: it may have been the base of a statue representing the winner.
Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the statue base was made of Doliana marble. Click here for the detailed results.