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 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 and relocated to Britain. They currently still reside at the British Museum for reasons that, er, erm.
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