9 December 2008
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)
European Art Market, 1990s.
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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.
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