The original horse, of which only the front part remains, was dedicated to Athena ca 490-480BC and is now in the Akropolis Museum in Athens. The horse would have stood alone, without a rider and was a symbol of victory in a race for horses alone.
This is a confident horse - his half-opened mouth, raised ears, open nostrils convey a pride in recent victory, his raised right hoof, pawing at the ground, suggests he is eager for the next!
bronze horse front (medium)
- Height including his marble base: 23cm Width from nose to end: 10cm Depth: 4.5cm