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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    TWO ROMAN BRONZE HORSE FORELEGS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO ROMAN BRONZE HORSE FORELEGS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Originally in full gallop, extended forward and raised off the ground, with naturalistic attention to the anatomical details, including cold working to indicate the tufts of hair overlapping the hooves and covering the fetlocks
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) long (2)


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    For the pose and attention to detail compare the forelegs on the horse from the group found in the shipwreck near Cape Artemision in 1928, p. 87 in Houser, Greek Monumental Bronze Sculpture.

    Provenance

    European Art Market, 1990s.