Late Roman Bronze Horse

Culture: Roman
Period: 4th-5th century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.7 cm long
Price: 900 Euro
Ref: 3237
Provenance: British private collection, acquired in a London auction house.
Condition: Small joints on the back, where the figure was probably attached on another object. Otherwise intact and of beautiful quality.
Description: Bronze figure of a leaping horse with engraved details on the body and head, a raised and precipitous tail, resting on the stretched out hind leg. Noticeably striking is the highly pinned ridge (crown). Depiction of horses of this period were likely associated to Bucephalus, the charger of Alexander the Great and possibly the most famous horse of ancient times. On this model only one fore- and one hind leg were worked out, it possibly was used as an applique. Mounted.