Monday, December 22, 2014

August 2013: The laughing horse

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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.

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The sculpture itself isnt that big or tall. Fairly small, about 5 feet for the horse.

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this is from 1st Century AD, representing a roman prince?

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and the horse seems to be laughing at you…

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a fairly patrician face, no? the statue was restored in the 16th century by Giacomo della Porta.

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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?

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