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Scarce & Appealing Roman Bronze Votive Horse with Silver Wrapping

Scarce & Appealing Roman Bronze Votive Horse with Silver Wrapping


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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1412064
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This scarce and appealing Roman bronze horse dates circa 2nd-3rd century A.D., and is approximately 2.7 inches high, by 2.75 inches long. This complete piece is a standing bronze horse that has one raised front right leg, and the head is slightly tilted to the right. There is also a raised crown seen between both raised ears, and this may designate this horse as a regal mount such as the famous horse from antiquity, Bucephalus. The piece offered here may have been intended to represent Bucephalus, and the horse cult of Bucephalus was known during the Roman period, as the Romans during the Imperial Period were obsessed with Greek art and culture. This piece also has a silver wrap bent around the main body, and this indicates that this piece was a votive offering. The owner obviously wanted to add value to his offering, and this also indicates that the owner of this charming horse wanted a powerful offering. This piece has a lovely dark green patina with some light green and red highlights. This piece also stands by itself, and stands on a custom made display stand. Ex: Private German collection, circa 1980's-2000's. (Note: Additional documentation is available to the purchaser, including EU Export and US Customs Import documentation.) I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition:
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