A Magnificent and Highly Important Etruscan Bronze Figure of a Horse Standing Upon an Integral Plinth Bronze, Late Archaic, Late century B. Most probably from Vulci. More equine art & inspirations: www.
Several statues of this type, made from nenfro, a kind of volcanic stone used extensively at Vulci, depict winged lions and sphinxes. These were set up to protect the entrances to subterranean chamber tombs covered by a tumulus (earthen mound)