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Warrior on Horseback

Attributed to Desiderio da Firenze
(Italian, born Florence, active Padua, 1532–45)

Date: ca. 1540
Medium: Ternary alloy of copper, zinc and tin, with small traces of lead, iron, nickel, silver, and antimony (both horse and rider); Black lacquer patina under a chocolate brown patina (on both horse and rider); the eyes of the horse are inlaid with silver.
Dimensions: H. 25.8 cm (excluding the modern, green marble base).
Classification: Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1391

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