The Horse from Arabia to the Royal Ascot – At the British Museum

Fragment of a carved relief featuring three horses drawing a chariot. From the north-west palace, Nimrud, Assyria (modern-day Iraq). Neo-Assyrian, 9th century BC. – British Museum

Louise Curth recently reviewed the British Museum exhibition, “The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot” for BBC Radio. Listen to her discussion with Donna Landry about how the iconography of the horse has been represented in art and culture.  This free-admission exhibition, running until the 30 September 2012, surveys 5,000 years of horse history.