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
Product No: #015
Weight: 290 Lbs.
Dimensions: W: 23" H: 28" D: 12"
In Stock: Yes