Photographer's Note

Equestrian statue known as El Caballito (The Little Horse), cast in 1803 by the architect and sculptor Manuel Tolsa, during the Mexican colonial period. It represents the king Carlos IV of Spain. In those years the name of Mexico was Virreinato de la Nueva Espaņa (Vice Kingdom of New Spain).
After the Independence, in 1821, the new government decided to keep it as a work of art, not as a tribute to a monarch.

Weight: 23 ton
Length: 5.40 m
Height: 4.88 m
Width: 1.78 m

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Additional Photos by Pedro Montes (Periko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 749 W: 131 N: 1190] (8073)
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