Bronze statuette of a horse


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

The fine delineation of the horse’s musculature, the expressive rendering of its lively movements, and the accurate depiction of the ornate saddle cloth mark this statuette as both a work of high craftsmanship and a historically significant piece that represents an important subject. It was probably made as an equestrian statuette of a Roman emperor or victorious general, and it took similar representations of Alexander the Great as its model.

Bronze statuette of a horse, Bronze, Roman

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