Hellenistic SIlver gilt cast Bronze Horse's Head
Hellenistic cast bronze horse head from a fulcrum. Extant silver gilt over much of the surface, the animal’s right eye survives in core formed yellow, blue & black glass. No repair or restoration. Cleaned and conserved February 2014 by Art Conservation Group, New York.
1st century BC
Height: 10 cm. (3 15/16 in.)
Width: 16.5 cm. (6 1/2 in.)
ex: a private American collection, 2000; previously, a private European collection, 1970’s
Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XII. (New York, 2014) p.27Antiquarium Ltd.; The Good Life. Luxury Objects of the Ancient World (New York, 1999) p.2
Comparandum:Mitten, David G.; Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design Classical Bronzes (Providence, 1975) pp.176-179, no.59