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Argo is a full size fibreglass horse that was painted by the wonderful Lucy Lawless in support of Starship Children's Hospital. Aptly named 'Argo' after Xena's horse, Lucy was inspired by the ancient Egyptian faience sculptures of the waterhorse or hippo, most fearsome of all African animals. "I was intrigued by the idea of a 'water-horse'," Lucy says. "It is a very serene piece and would look good in a garden setting or close to water. It made me feel good to have it around and I wrote words up the legs which seem to me, the components of joy." The words written up the legs are "love" "peace" and "gratitude". Lucy has also promised to bring her paintbrush and will personalise the horse for the winning buyer.

The horse is 229cm long, 50cm wide and 208cm in height and weighs 52kg. It is mounted onto two plywood bases (one for the front hoofs and one for the back) so they stand independent of other aids. Please bid generously on this unique and beautiful piece of art. We're betting this horse is a good investment!

Argo was originally decorated and sold as part of Auckland Cup Week. He was very kindly donated back to Starship to help raise more money for the kids!

Auction closes 30th September. Packaging and shipping costs are at the buyers expense and own risk.



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Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless


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