Howard Gilt Cast Zinc and Molded Copper "Index" Horse Weathervane, J. Howard & Co., West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, c. 1860, cast zinc frontal portion of the body with molded sheet copper mid and hind sections, applied copper ears, mane, and corrugated tail, mounted on an iron strap base fastened with copper clips, weathered gilt surface, further mounted on a metal base, (minor imperfections), overall ht. 24 1/4, lg. 29 in.
Riace Warriors. These bronzes are from the early Classical Period and are a fine example of contrapposto - the statues have more realistic stances than earlier Archaic pieces. The Bronze statues were rescued from the sea off the coast of Southern Italy in 1972. (left) Bronze B - 430-420 BC. Possibly a Corinthian. (right) Bronze A - 460-450 BC. Probably an Athenian.