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. Each piece is, therefore, unique.

replica ancient Greek bronze horse statue available from It's All Greek London and online

Read more about the horse in ancient Greece in Insights on our archived WordPress site.

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dimensions Height: 8cm Width 4cm

bronze Hippocampus (small)

  • Code: BA-37
  • Status: In Stock
  • £25.00

  • excl tax: £20.83