Vintage Stone Bas Relief Wall Plaque Sculpture Greek Trojan War Horse Soldiers

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 18, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

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VINTAGE RELIEF WALL PLAQUE SCULPTURE OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY TROJAN HORSE AFTER ANCIENT MYKONOS VASE

The featured item represents a wall wall hanging relief plaque or tile that measures approximately 9 3/4" x 10". The sculpture is glued to a metal frame that is about 11" x 11".

I am not quite certain of the material used to mold the plaque. It looks like stone/ceramic like in nature but could be plaster or gypsum. The sculpture depicts a Trojan Horse during the Trojan War. There are armed soldiers on the top, under and in front of the horse as well as faces of hidden warriors shown on the horse's side. The image is a rendition of similar scene found on the neck of a Hellenistic earthenware amphora/vase(ca. 670 BC). The piece was discovered in 1961 on Greek island Mykonos. The sculpture is treated with green pigment that gives it a realistic patina and ancient appearance.

I am not sure of the origin of the plaque but possibly it was brought as souvenir from Mykonos.

The items come in well-preserved condition for its age. There are no major surface damages like cracks, broken pieces or repairs. There are some small chips but nothing significant. The tile was deliberately sculptured with irregular and rough surface to imitate archaic look.

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