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New Years Eve Auction

Sat, Dec 31, 2022 11:00AM EST
Lot 63

Pink Marble Sculpture of Horse Head

Estimate: $300 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

Beautiful sculpture of a horse head. Possibly Italian, ca. 19th - 20th century. Made of a gorgeous pink marble with grey / black veining (rosa aurora marble from Portugal?). This horse is running, with its ears back and the wind pushing its mane backward. Its mouth is open and breathing. This active and kinetic representation of a horse is wonderful, and a masterful demonstration of the stonecarver's art. Deep details and expert carving show the work of a true artist. Condition: possible breaks, unknown if a body existed for the horse. One ear is chipped, Some loss / dinging / marks, but is overall a beautiful work of art. 13 3/4" long by about 5" wide. Keywords: classic, classical, Roman, stone, rock, statue, sculptor, sculpt, carved, carving, decor, decoration, art