Bronze horses were very popular in the 1500s and 1600s. They were produced more or less in series in the most important workshops on the continent. However, this sculpture is larger and differs from the most common types. It was probably in Emperor Rudolf II’s collections in Prague. Perhaps Adriaen de Vries has depicted one of the emperor’s real horses. The sculpture was included in Queen Kristina’s collections.
These 3D scans have been produced with an Artec Eva with the ambition to produce a digital representation as close to the original as possible. However, the presented scans are not to be regarded as duplicates as due to inaccessible areas etc deviations from the original might occur
Photography credit: CC BY SA - Nationalmuseum