A delightful miniature head of this enchanting sea-creature.
bronze seahorse head
- Height: 8cm Width 4cm
Hippocampoi were hybrid creatures with the head and foreparts of a horse and the serpentine tail of a fish. In mosaics they were often covered with green scales and had fish-fin manes.
The ancient Greeks believed they were a fully matured version of our sea-horse. The Nereids and sea gods such as Triton used the hippocampoi to get about, and Poseidon himself drove a chariot drawn by a team of them.
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.