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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

SKU: BA-26
  • dimensions

    Height including his marble base: 23cm Width from nose to end: 10cm Depth: 4.5cm
  • more about horses

    Symbol of wealth and status. Horses were integral to a thriving economy, and an essential part of victorious warfare.

    Figurines have been found in abundance in ancient Greek religious sanctuaries, where they would have been sold to visitors to leave as offerings to the gods.

  • about the bronze collection

    The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.

    It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.

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