A lovely, sturdy miniature horse, beautifully decorated with stylised Geometric motifs. He stands on his own integrated bronze base.
mini bronze geometric horse
- Height: 8cm
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.
The Geometric Style in Greek art dates to ca 900-700 BC. The decoration is formulaic, with the repetition of stylised motifs such as the zigzag, the triangle, the meander, and other linear motifs. In addition to these abstract elements, vase painters gradually introduced stylized animals and human forms. The literary counterpart would be the repeated epithets and formulaic phrases in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
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.