The marble original, from the Parthenon, is in the British Museum and is one of the best loved pieces of classical Greek sculpture.
The horse's head dominates the northern apex of the east pediment, which depicts at its centre the birth of the goddess Athena. Many witnessed this momentous event, including the goddess of the moon, Selene. The figures in the pediments of the Parthenon were sculpted (fully in the round, although the backs of them would never be seen once in situ) and placed in position between 447-432BC.
Read more about the head of the horse of Selene in Insights on It's All Greek's archived WordPress site.
This superb reproduction in cast Carrara marble, was commissioned by and is exclusive to It's All Greek. She is a perfect, scaled-down version of the large head which is based on a cast of the original in the British Museum.
|dimensions etc||Height (including base): 34cm Length: 38.5cm Depth including her protruding nose!: 14cm She weights just over 9kg without packaging, 10.5kg including packaging.|
|material||Cast Carrara marble. Mounted on a marble base. The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome, and was a favourite of Michelangelo. The sculptures in this collection are created using a process of 'dry casting', so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble.|
|country of origin||Made in the UK. Exclusive to It's All Greek.|
|care instructions||The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - should you wish to place it outside.|
marble horse of Selene from the Parthenon (large)
- Code: SA-103
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £208.33