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Horse Head Armor with Carved Baby Mammoth Tusk Bridle
2018
artist's baseball cards, sinew, leather, paint, resin, horse bit from family ranch
36 x 11 x 28

In north London the Aurora-Rhomans constructed a large amphitheater where they conducted games with the wild beasts that were similar to a modern rodeo. Mammoths and bulls were ridden and in the main event, a pair of mammoths would fight to the death. After they had depleted the population of mammoths, horses were adorned with grand armor and tusks in an effort to simulate and continue the mammoth fights. It is theorized that the Romans upon arrival in Britain discovered evidence of these games and used them as inspiration for gladiatorial games.
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