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Four Sea Horses
  • Giovanni Francesco Rustici
    born: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy) ; died: Tours, France
  • Four Sea Horses, circa early 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 42.5 x 57 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 3/4 x 22 7/16 x 15 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, E5
  • 1960.0058
Label Text

Four sea horses wrestling in rolling waves. The front half of the sea horses resembles a horse while the back half of the sea horse resembles a fish with scales. The sculpture is on an octagonal base.