Acropolis Horse, bronze 32cm
Ancient Greece collection
Height: 32cm | 12.60in
Weight: 2.7kg | 5.95lbs
Please allow up to 14 days for production
This horse bust statue is inspired by of the “Acropolis Horse” that is currently exhibited in the Athens Acropolis Museum. The original piece was made by marble of Paros island and it was discovered near Erechtheion area, in Acropolis, in 1887. It is estimated that it was crafted during the archaic period and it is considered as a masterpiece of the ancient sculpture art. It is not clarified by today though whether it was part of a larger group of horses statue representation. The statue has a frontal position and it appears with a great sense of movement and alertness is wonderfully highlighted through a very realistic rendering of the details. As there are no traces of a horseman or bridles on the horse, archaeologists estimate that the rider was standing in front of the horse, holding and getting prepared to fit the bridle on horse’s head. A wonderful décor item of classical antiquity and art.