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Horse Walking: M.3-1962

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Horse Walking


Unknown (Italy)


Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast. The horse is unbridled and unsaddled, and shown pacing with the right fore-leg and left back leg raised. Its comparatively small head, with open mouth and flared nostrils, is slightly lowered facing right. The slightly raised, free flowing tail is tied at the top with a band decorated with a small disc.


History note: Peel and Humphris Ltd, London; purchased with the F. Leverton Harris Fund

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Bought with the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.3 cm
Length: 17.5 cm

Relative size of this object

17.5 cm16.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1962-01-18) by Peel and Humphris


First half of 17th century
Circa 1600 CE - 1650 CE


One of a pair, the other is in a private collection, London.

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Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy or bronze, cast

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1962
Primary reference Number: 13966
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_3_1962
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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