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.
Read more about the horse in ancient Greece in Insights on our archived WordPress site.
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bronze Hippocampus (small)
- Code: BA-37
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £20.83