Bronze Protome of a Horse

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 7 cm high
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 3350
Provenance: French private collection Julien Bessonneau (1842-1816). Between 1970 and 1980 acquired by Yvette and Jacques Deschamps, France. Since then in a family estate with the collection number 134. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Except for two small corrosion holes intact.
Description: Bronze protome of a galloping horse which possibly once decorated a Roman furniture. The horse with lifted forelegs, the mouth open for neighing. The ears are raised, the eye areas are sculpturally highlighted. The mane is schematically reflected. Three perforations in the back area served for mounting on a furniture. Mounted. At the bottom of the base two old collection labels.