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759

Italian, 16th Century

Horatius on the Bridge

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Italian, 16th Century

Italian, 16th Century

Horatius on the Bridge

Horatius on the Bridge

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,670

USD

Italian, 16th Century

Horatius on the Bridge


inscribed oratio al ponte on reverse

lustered tin-glazed earthenware

6 7/8 by 7 5/8 in.; 17.5 by 19.4cm.

 Overall minor surface abrasions and scratches. Remains of an exhibition label on upper right corner. Some chipping along edges and sides, mainly on the reverse. 


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Paris, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, no. 525
Horatius was an officer in the Roman Army who defended Rome from the invading Etruscan army on the Pons Sublicius, one of the earliest bridges to span the Tiber  River. He miraculously survived and he was able to hold off the Etruscans long enough for his army to destroy the bridge behind him, saving the city from attack.