Any ideas what this horsey thing is?

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by alloydog, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. Other than a "horsey thing"...

    It's seems to be hollow, cast brass, painted very dark green

    I bought it in a second-hand shop in Ipswich about 20 years back. It looked interesting and only cost a couple quid. No one I know has a clue as to what it is or where it came from. Also, as far as I know, there isn't a trail of corpses where ever it goes - well no one I know has mysteriously died since I got it, so I doubt it's one of these bizarre cursed things that make many a corny movie.

    I figured if there was ever an educated, well travelled, cultured, know-it-all bunch of folk who would know, then this surely must be the place...

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  2. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Never seen owt remotely like it. Local museums are good for this sort of thing, or I know a couple of friendly dealers in London if you want?

    Edit - is it a horse? That gob looks dog-like.
  3. Keep us posted if you ever find out what it is and where it came from. Hopefully you've struck gold, mate.
  4. I would have to wonder whether it is West African in origin. My Grandfather brought back some pieces from Nigeria and the syle is similar to a couple of those do dads.

    I would agree about the local museum angle too.
  5. I doubt it's worth much, just bugged me as to what it is. as for local museums & such, I no longer live in the UK and don't reckon I'll be setting foot there for quite a few years to come...

    I'm still wait for Google to do their "image search" where you up load a picture and it finds similar stuff - was touted a few years, but never heard much after that.
  6. My mum has loads of stuff like that from Hong Kong. They called it 'mouldy bronze' over there, she has a chinese war-horse, a buddha and a big temple bell....just ornamental stuff.
  7. I think it is commonly known as junk.
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  8. A thalidomide horse
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  9. It's one of Tropper's chariot horses. Circa 200 AD.
  10. At a guess I would say an Etruscan (Pre Roman Italy) Bronze replica....

    Similar hairdo and markings...

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  11. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Google Chrome. Go to Images and click the camera icon in the search box. I just did it. Nothing remotely close but it did throw up this gem...

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  12. I always thought the muzzle was more like a dog, but I haven't seem too many dogs with a Mohican hair do - OK, OK, a quick google will turn up a few thousand, so no need to post 'em.
  13. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    I'm with tuffy52 - getting Etruscan / Mesopotamian maybe? Dogs face, horses hooves. Its an interesting beast.
  14. I'd guess Persian.
  15. Trojan Horse for small Greeks.