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Kasli cast iron sculpture of Kossack Horsemen, dated 1961.
High quality Soviet decorative artwork. Approx 9" wide, standing 11" tall. Condition is excellent, showing light wear and age patina.

This is a Kasli copy of an original 1870 sculpture by Lancere, an accomplished late 19th Russian sculptor whose signature works were equestrian pieces like this.

Kasli was one of the finest manufacturers of cast decorative works in Russia and survived from Imperial times through the Soviet Era to today.

The title of the sculpture is "Dzhigitovka Lezgin" meaning Lezgin Horsemanship. Lezgin refers to Caucus naitive peop

High quality Soviet decorative artwork. Approx 9" wide, standing 11" tall. Condition is excellent, showing light wear and age patina.

This is a Kasli copy of an original 1870 sculpture by Lancere, an accomplished late 19th Russian sculptor whose signature works were equestrian pieces like this.

Kasli was one of the finest manufacturers of cast decorative works in Russia and survived from Imperial times through the Soviet Era to today.

The title of the sculpture is "Dzhigitovka Lezgin" meaning Lezgin Horsemanship. Lezgin refers to Caucus naitive people. The scene depicts a retreat from an ambush, which may have been an act Lancere saw at a riding exhibition or a scene he imagined. One rider fires at his pursuers, the other rider stands defiantly in his saddle.

Note, the standing rider was originally grasping a rifle, however a Soviet encyclopedia entry shows the original sculpture likewise missing a rifle. (The rifle that the figure is now holding is a 1950's resin miniature. Since it is a accurate copy of a mid-19th century weapon and is in almost perfect scale to the rest of the sculpture, it has been used to fill the standing rider's hand... It has not been permanently affixed and could be easily removed.)


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