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Farinelli and the King Life-Sized Horse

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This incredible one-of-a-kind life-sized male horse appeared in the touring production of Farinelli and the King Globe (2015). It was ridden in the play by Sir Mark Rylance who played King Philip V of Spain. The horse is well-travelled, going from the West End to Broadway and back! 

The horse is made of fibreglass with fake horse hair. It has a fringed fabric saddle blanket and a leather saddle and reigns. The horse has been theatrically painted to give the appearance of horsehair as detailed in the photos. The horse is mounted to a static timber base with pointed front. There are some dints and scratches to the paintwork commensurate with it being used on stage.

These original one-of-a-kind props comes with a certificate of authenticity. Every original item is offered in a used state as it has been on stage in performance at The Globe.

Production photograph courtesy of Simon Annand

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Approximate measurements

Height: 180 cm

Length: 230 cm

Width: 110 cm

Weight: 120 kg


Shakespeare's Globe is not liable for any damage done to the purchaser or their property once the prop is in their possession. Professional advice should be sought to mount or secure these items and ensure that areas are structurally robust enough to support their weight. All these items come in a used, from the stage state and it is the responsibility of the purchaser to assess functionality before sitting on, hanging etc.


Shakespeare's Globe will securely palletise these heavy/large items for delivery. Delivery is within mainland UK only and will be by specialist courier.  Purchasers are welcome to arrange collection of this item from an address in London, however, any damage that may occur during loading or transportation is at the purchaser's own risk in this instance.

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