Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Galloping horse

  • Galloping horse. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

    Galloping horse. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

1-100 (1st century B.C.)

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Caballo al galope
National Museum of Roman Art
Mérida
Badajoz, Extremadura
Badajoz

This is thought to have been used as a votive offering or decoration on a large building.

The horse portrayed is injured, and there are drops of blood on its body. It may have had a rider on its back which has since been lost, as have the two front legs and the back leg at knee height.

It was found by chance in 1924 in the north of the city of Mérida.

 

Details of the work

Object
Figure

Dimensions
Maximum height = 51 cm; Maximum length = 45 cm

Technique
Cast

Material
Bronze

  

Find tourist information in the surroundings

spain is culture