Greek Horse

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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.
Origin: Greece.
Period: 8th century BC.
Museum: Paris - Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet.
Available materials: Resin or Bronze.
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Like the painters of vases, who combine their variations on the themes of the meander, triangle, rhombus, etc., the bronze artists also adapt the living silhouette to the same aesthetic canon.
But if it happens that the human figure suffers somewhat from this treatment, the morphology of the horse adapts to it with great happiness. The nobility of the head, the curvature of the neckline, the soberly suggested volume of the legs: all parts agree in a simple harmony that purifies the real.

These small statuettes had a great success in the 8th century BC, as evidenced by the large number of copies preserved: sometimes they are vase ornaments, sometimes independent statuettes mounted on their own pedestals, as is the case here. All the bronziers' workshops have cultivated this genre, in versions whose differences are due to the genius of each art centre.

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Greek Horse

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.
Origin: Greece.
Period: 8th century BC.
Museum: Paris - Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet.
Available materials: Resin or Bronze.
Editor:rmngp

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