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Horses of Saint Mark - ancient Roman statues looted from Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. Looted from Venice by Napoleon in 1797, returned to Venice after the battle of Waterloo. 4th century BC

Museum of artifacts Horses of Saint Mark - ancient Roman statues looted from Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. Looted from Venice by Napoleon in returned to Venice after the battle of Waterloo.

The Sack of Constantinople (also called the Fourth Crusade) occurred in 1204; The famous bronze horses from the Hippodrome were sent back to adorn the facade of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, wherein they still remain.

The Sack of Constantinople (also called the Fourth Crusade) occurred in The famous bronze horses from the Hippodrome were sent back to adorn the facade of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, where they remain.

Horse head sculpture from The Parthenon in Greece.  These beautiful marble sculptures were stolen by Lord Elgin in 1803. They now reside at the British Museum and Greece wants them back!

Horse head sculpture from The Parthenon in Greece. These beautiful marble sculptures were stolen by Lord Elgin in 1803 and relocated to Britain. They currently still reside at the British Museum for reasons that, er, erm.

The Horses of St.Mark - attributed to the sculptor Lyssipos and dated to the 4th century BC

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Venice ~ Basilica of St. Mark ~ Horses of Saint Mark ~Original horses housed in museum ~ Bronze ~ attributed to the Greek sculptor Lysippos ~ century BCE.

The horses are cast in almost pure copper to make it easier to gild them with mercury gilding. The surface shows many scratches, this seems to have been intentional to soften the glare on the most reflective spots - Hippodrome Horses of Constantinople

The horses are cast in almost pure copper to make it easier to gild them with mercury gilding. The surface shows many scratches, this seems to have been intentional to soften the glare on the most reflective spots - Hippodrome Horses of Constantinople

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Whinnying Horse Tang Dynasty Height 19 inches cm) Earthenware with pigments. Whinnying horses are amongst the rarest models to be found in the Tang potters atelier.

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE | TANG DYNASTY (618-907 ... christies.com A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE. Enlarge & Zoom

A Sancai-Glazed pottery figure of a Horse, Tand Dynasty AD)

bronze horse head of San Marco, Venice. the mostly copper ones inside now. copies are out side now. from before 1200 bc

bronze horse head of San Marco, Venice. the mostly copper ones inside now. copies are out side now. from before 1200 bc

“Horses of Saint Mark.” Bronze. Attributed to the Greek sculptor Lysippos, 4th century BCE. Venice, Basilica of St. Mark.

'Horses of Saint Mark' - Bronze. Attributed to the Greek sculptor Lysippos, century BC

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