Early Primitive Folk Art Toy Horse
Carved Full Bodied with Scratched Carved Mane
Hand Carved Wood Retaining Original Painted Surface
Sweden c. 1840
7” high x 8” wide x 2.25” deep
Condition: A good early Swedish Folk Art toy horse in genuine original condition and retaining the historic, dry scraped, white painted surface.The horse is significant in Scandinavian Folklore as it represents virility, strength, loyalty and protection against evil. This is a rare survival, bearing scars and bruises commensurate with its age and function.