A pair of bronze models of the horses of St Marks
Lot 409W
A pair of bronze models of the horses of St Marks
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,096) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of bronze models of the horses of St Marks
On Verona Red marble plinth bases, 64cm wide, 23cm deep, 65cm high (25in wide, 9in deep, 25 1/2in high). (2)

Footnotes

  • The horses of St Mark or as also referred to as the Triumphal Quadriga are a set of four bronze (or strictly an impure copper) horses which are believed to date from the 4th century BC and have been possibly attributed to the Greek sculptor Lysippos. They were placed on the porch of St Mark's Basilica in Venice after the sack of Constantinople in 1204, where they stayed until looted by Napoleon in 1797 but were later returned in 1815 by Captain Dumaresq who had fought at the Battle of Waterloo, where they stayed until the 1980's when they were removed inside and replaced by replicas to avoid being damaged by pollution.
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