The horse (in Greek: 'hippos') was a very important part of everyday life in ancient Greece, integral to a thriving economy and an essential part of victorious warfare. It was a symbol of honour, energy and success.
Images of the horse abound on pottery and in sculpture. The horse was associated with Poseidon, the elemental god of the sea, and it denotes power, wealth, victory, honour and virility.
Our collection of items relating to the horse in ancient Greek art consists of replicas in bronze and marble, together with items of jewellery in sterling silver.