Now i don't remember why i wandered into the BM, but there you go. I have seen this chap many times, but never up so close.
The sculpture itself isnt that big or tall. Fairly small, about 5 feet for the horse.
this is from 1st Century AD, representing a roman prince?
and the horse seems to be laughing at you…
a fairly patrician face, no? the statue was restored in the 16th century by Giacomo della Porta.
But the horse is very mobile and active in its expressions. Can you imagine what it would say if it had to describe its life over the past 2 millennia?