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Ancient Persian Horse from Persepolis

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Finish: Antique Stone

Dimensions: W: 23" H: 28" D: 12" (58cm x 71cm x 30cm)

Weight: 290 lbs (131 kg)

Item No. 015

Persepolis

Period: Assyrian Mesopotamian Babylonian Persian

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$5,499.00


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Persian Horse from Persepolis. Persepolis was the capital of the mighty ancient Persian Empire. It was a beautiful city, adorned with precious artworks of which unfortunately very little survives today. When Alexander the Great conquered the city, he gave orders to the Macedonians to destroy it, in the similar fashion as they had already done in with Thebes when Greece was conquered.  The palace of the Persian Achaemenid kings was burned, the city was looted and its citizens massacred, in one of the most brutal and savage acts in history. Most of the sculptures were also destroyed and what remains is very little that still testifies of the great artistic abilities of the ancient Persians. The Persian Horse is one such proof of the greatness of the ancient Persian art. This is a hand carved sculpture of an ancient Persian horse, one of the many that once decorated the palaces of the Persian "kings of the kings" It was first carved in clay, and then it was produced in cast stone. Ancient Sculpture Gallery is proud to offer for the first time ever to the admirer of the much ignored and underestimated beautiful Persian art, a unique opportunity to own a unique Persian masterpiece.

Specification

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

This item is also available in other color finishes - if you like other then the pictured finish, please chose from the pull down menu above. To see pictures of our cast stone finishes please visit our "Cast Stone Sculptures FAQ". There is no extra charge for any other finish you chose.

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Shipping

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Return Policy

Ancient Sculpture Gallery stands behind its merchandise. Returns are accepted within 30 days. You may exchange this item or receive a refund for your return, provided the item is returned undamaged in original condition.

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