Very Rare Figure “Amazon”

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Very Rare Figure “Amazon”

 

Stock No: 000894

 

Height: 13.5 Inches / 34 cm

 

Reference: Harding Book 1,  Page 357, Fig 1351

 

 

A rare and most desirable large and imposing figure of an “Amazon” on horseback on an oval base, with her right hand raised to her head, a wild animal skin acting as a saddle is draped over the horse, wearing a helmet, cloak, bodice, and skirt. This is the best coloured example of this figure ever to be found and is very rare. I have only ever come across three others, one has been found titled in gilt script and two others poorly decorated and untitled. Amazon is a term for a female warrior, this figure probably portraying a circus act performed at Astley’s Amphithatre during the 1850s.