Vintage Etruscan Horse Sculpture

Vintage Etruscan Horse Sculpture

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Unsigned, c. 1960's, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Untitled, 22" x 4 3/4 x 18 1/2"

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A large and elegant decorative sculpture interpretation of the etruscan style horse in oil rubbed bronze body (mane, tail and base are all left stained darker). It's patina suggests some age to the piece but it is unsigned and undated, Similar to a piece made c. 1960's  and is in the style of Boris Lovet-Borski. Stands on an 17 1/2" x 1" x 4 3/4" base. The horse measures 22" x 3" x 18 1/2". 

Etruscan art was the form of figurative art produced by the Etruscan civilization in northern Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BC. Particularly strong in this tradition were figurative sculpture in terracotta and cast bronze, wall-painting and metalworking. The Romans would later come to absorb the Etruscan culture into theirs but would also be greatly influenced by them and their art. It will also build on the earlier Hellenistic art. Roman sculpture was heavily influenced by Greek examples, in particular bronzes

Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history.