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Lot 92

Estimate: 4'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 3'000 GBP ---

Roman prancing horse applique
1st - 2nd century AD
length cm 12 (5’’); height cm 10 (4’’)
Probably used as a carriage decorative element, the prancing horse is depicted with a lion skin caparison; only the head is interaly wrought.
The lion skin reminds to the Alexander the Great Bucefalus, the most famous horse in antiquity.

English private collection formed in the 1980s.

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