Galloping horse

Unknown1st century B.C.

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Mérida, Spain

This is thought to have been used as a votive offering or decoration on a large building. The horse portrayed is injured, and there are drops of blood on its body. It may have had a rider on its back which has since been lost, as have the two front legs and the back leg at knee height. It was found by chance in 1924 in the north of the city of Mérida.


  • Title: Galloping horse
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century B.C.
  • Original Tittle: Caballo al galope
  • Type: Figure
  • Rights: http://museoarteromano.mcu.es/
  • External Link: CERES

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