Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Ancient horse head from Florence, Italy

Salvate omnes,
March is upon us, so to start this complicated month - end of the Winter, beginning of Spring via Spring Equinox, Nowruz etc - on a right leg, we shall turn to a representation of an ancient Greek horse (well, the head and neck what is left of a larger statute of a stallion and rider) from ancient Hellenic IV century BC  milieu - the Cavallo or Testa Medici Riccardi.
You can listen to a short audio presentation, and enjoy the photos from the National Archaeological Museum in Florence, Italy - via Wiki Commons.

they say this animated horse head was the inspiration for Donatello and Verrocchio...

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