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Bronze furniture plaques. Winged horses and sphinxes.
7th c BCE Etruscan Etruscan Applied Arts

ETRUSCAN Anonymous (900 BCE - 3rd c. BCE)
c. 700 BCE-600 BCE
7th c BCE
Etruria. Italy.
Copenhagen. Ny Carlsburg Glyptotek.
This bronze plaque was intended to decorate a piece of wooden furniture. These reliefs are designed in Orientalizing style that is fundamentally Greek. The plaque depicts winged lions and winged horses- these fabled animals are affiliated with the mythological Mistress of the Animals. The location of the creation of this plaque is unknown.

Caption: ETRUSCAN | Bronze furniture plaques. Winged horses and sphinxes. | c. 700 BCE-600 BCE | Etruscan | Etruscan

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