Troyan Horse


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Troyan Horse

Bonded marble & bronze patina
33 cm

According to Homer’s Iliad (the epos of the Trojan war), when the Greeks had lain siege to Troy for ten years, without results, they pretended to retreat. They left behind a huge wooden horse, in which a number of Greek heroes, among whom Odysseus, had hidden themselves. The spy Sinon convinced the Trojans, despite the warnings of Laocoon, to move the horse inside the city as a war trophy. In the following night, the Greeks left the wooden horse and attacked the unsuspecting and celebrating Trojans, and finally conquered Troy.

Handmade of bonded marble in Greece and coated with a special archaic bronze patina, this is a staue of an ancient Greek horse statue that has represented the Trojan horse, dated to 470-460 B.C.
Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Greece.

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