BRONZE MAN, WOMAN & HORSE SCULPTURE
H*W: 15" x 9"
Weight: 25 lbs
Made in England
This bronze piece comes from the estate of Actor Richard Harris, who found it while living in England. He enjoyed browsing in dusty, out-of-the-way antique shops and stumbled upon this unusual piece. It combines woman, man, animal and god. Each view - front side, back, left side, right - depicts a unique scene.
Front - a horse looms over the figure of a girl clutching her breast. A lion sits on one shoulder, a ram on the other. Above the horse appears the head of a laughing king..
Right side - a naked woman, arms outstretched, climbing - her hands meet the hands of a man scaling the opposite (Left) side.
Back - the laughing king is now a praying God-like figure. The praying hands are both his and the hands of the climbing couple. The horse (remember the horse?) - his mane has morphed into an animal menagerie - we see a fish, beaver, rhino, rooster and pig formed in/from his mane.
This statute is signed and dated on the bottom - the signature is difficult to read, but the date appears to be '67.