Horse of geometric period (bronze natural oxydite)
Horse: Statuettes of horses served as votive dedications in Greek sanctuaries, signifying the social status of their donors. Because they required extensive land and upkeep, horses were expensive to own and became symbols of wealth and power. In the late 700s B.C., such small bronze statuettes were produced in a number of Greek cities. The cylindrical nose and openwork base of this example are characteristic of the Spartan style.
Geometric period (900-700 B.C.)
|High quality product, handmade in Greece with bronze casting process and museum-like oxidization.|