The statuette belongs to the well-known series of geometrical bronze horses which are among the most delicate creations of Greek bronziers of the 8th century BC. This is the age when art forms, whether graphic or plastic, express themselves through the schematism of figures borrowed from geometry.
By its scale, appearance and proportions, by the profile of the head and legs, this beautiful object evokes the specimens of Corinthian artists. But the softened character of some plastic accents suggests that this is an adaptation of the Corinthian model, perhaps made in a workshop in northern Greece.
Reproduction in patinated resin or patinated bronze.
Dimensions with base
Height: 15 cm.
Length: 9 cm.
Depth: 5,5 cm.
Weight in resin: 0,3 kg.
Bronze weight: 0.8 kg.
Period: 8th century BC.
Museum: Paris - Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet.
Available materials: Resin or Bronze.