The Ringling Museum, located on what was the estate of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, Florida, contains many famous works of art. The museum building is in the shape of a “U” allowing for a lovely courtyard inside that “U”. Within this courtyard, there are many statues some of which were acquired by John Ringling as he traveled the world searching for circus acts. This particular statue depicts a lively team of stallions pulling a chariot reminiscent of the ancient Roman chariots. The wheel is quite detailed and fits nicely into a finely detailed statue.
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