‘Cavalla della Luna’ draws inspiration from the famous Selene horse head which formed part of the east pediment of the Parthenon now displayed in the British Museum. The Parthenon is famed for its marble sculptures and dates to 438- 432 BC. 

Selene, the goddess of the moon, was shown being drawn across the sky in her chariot. It is a powerful feminine symbol of the passage and cycles of time.

‘Cavalla della Luna' is more naturalistic in style with a flowing Baroque mane which in strong light shows the full translucent effect of Carrara Statuary Marble.