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Nostril from a bronze statue of a horse

Code: 116     Dimensions:W 20.5cm (8.1")H 19cm (7.5")D 9cm (3.5")

£850.00

An early 20thc bronze nostril from a bronze statue of a horse, mounted on a mahogany base.
This piece has a green patination, probably from it being outside.
Underneath this piece (also photographed) is the provenance from F/Lt J Jameson stating there was a bronze statue of Mussolini on horseback in Tripoli. The Royal Engineers needed some bronze & one night the statue was removed and then cut up and melted down. This nostril from the horse was acquired by F/Lt J Jameson in 1944 while he was stationed there.
Mussolini travelled to Libya in 1937.
This is a rare & important piece of Libyan history & quite interesting with the present problems in Libya.

FURTHER IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:

 Nostril from a bronze statue of a horse
  •  Nostril from a bronze statue of a horse - picture 1
  •  Nostril from a bronze statue of a horse - picture 2