Limited Edition of 250. Quiet dignity, abundant grace and unbridled spirit are adroitly captured in Herends porcelain portrayal of one of societys best-loved animals. Although horses earliest contact with man was around 30,000 B.C., domestication wasnt seen until 3000 B.C. in China where horse-drawn carriages were used in wars. Horses became a popular subject in Roman art, and they gained further recognition by cowboys and American Indians who relied heavily on them for survival. The word equus meaning horse originated in ancient Greece and means quickness. Seventeen craftspeople give form to Herends magnificent horse bust, which requires three days to paint.