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Trojan Horse


Trojan Horse

13.5” x 13.5” x 5½"; 34cm x 34cm x 15cm
Gunther Keil designed his classic version of the mythological Trojan Horse and crafts it from local cherry and basswood. Twenty-two warriors hide inside its belly. A trapdoor opens to release the warriors for their surprise attack. This limited edition masterpiece is dated, numbered and signed by Gunther.



Historical Background of the Trojan Horse

Paris, son of the Trojan king Prium, stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and took her to the walled city of Troy. The Greek army, under the leadership of Agamemnon, Achilles, and Odysseus, tried in vain to revenge this affront by attacking Troy. After battling for ten years Odysseus had a giant horse built, and hid 22 of the finest Greek warriors inside its belly. This Trojan Horse was left at the gates of Troy as a cunning peace offering. The unsuspecting Trojans pulled the horse inside their city gates, and while they were celebrating their supposed victory the Greek warriors emerged from the Horse and conquered the Trojans.

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