Monday, June 1, 2015

Strength and Swift Passage

Once upon a time, these terra cotta winged horses stood at the height of an Etruscan temple, symbolizing strength and, for what it was worth to the viewer, swift passage.

This sculpture has survived since before the Christian era and for all we know was modeled from life, before the extinction of such magnificent creatures, so I like to think.

1 comment:

Larry MacDougall said...

Nice ! It doesn't seem as though we have advanced our horse sculpting that much since those glorious days