This object is part of the Education and Outreach collection, some of which are in the Q?rius science education center and available to see.
late 20th century
A traditional Swedish carved wooden toy, the Dala Horse. The figure is small and has very basic features. It is painted in bright red with a white harness and blue and green details. These horses are often used as a symbol of Sweden and of the Dalarna province from where they originate. The saddle has an almost floral design in the blue and red pattern on the seat. The horse is sturdy but missing paint in several places, particularly the ears.