Animals as toy horse
The long journey
The Roman horse was an ancient animal figurine and, like many other figurines, served as a toy and pastime for children. In ancient Rome, these figures were very popular because they could also be used as decoration and embellishment of one's home. If women or children were buried at that time, the deceased were given their personal belongings for the journey to the afterlife.
An ancient find
These clay effigies served as personal burial objects, as required by the mourning ritual of the time. During their excavations, archaeologists discovered this Roman horse as an original find and made it accessible to the public. You can see and admire this unique work of art in the Landesmuseum in Trier.
- Horse height: approx. 8 cm
- horse length: ca. 9,5 cm
- Place of discovery: southern pottery district in Trier
- Original: State Museum in Trier
- real alabaster plaster patinated
The lifelike looking Roman horse is about 8cm high and 9.5cm long. It was made for you with great care and attention to detail in a pottery district in Trier, is very lifelike reproduction and almost indistinguishable from the original.
It is made of finely ground alabaster plaster, which is a very high quality material. Therefore, it cannot be compared with normal building plaster. Alabaster plaster is used in art and monument conservation, it dries hard and is very fine.
The Roman horse tells of a mysterious time full of myths and customs, when people built religious places of worship for their dead. The Roman horse dates from the end of the 2nd to the beginning of the 3rd century AD.
A journey back in time
If you use the Roman horse as a vivid teaching material for an exciting journey back in time, your students will be fascinated by this clay statue and listen spellbound.
The Roman horse conveys historical knowledge and provides a contribution to historical art history in a vivid way.
Not a children's toy! Unsuitable for small children. May only be used under adult supervision.
This replica is an authentic teaching tool and for your classroom or to collect. Make your history lesson different.
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