HIPPOKAMPOI (or Hippocamps) were depicted as composite creatures with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpentine tail of a fish. In mosaic art they were often covered with green scales and had fish-fin manes and appendages. The ancient Greeks believed they were the adult form of our "sea-horse". Sea nymphs (Nereids) and sea gods (eg Triton) used the hippocampoi to get about and Poseidon drove a chariot drawn by two or four of them.
This bronze item is cast for us, in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring.
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bronze Hippocampus (large)
- Code: BA-05
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £83.33