This exceptionally detail bronze statue of a Polish Napoleonic Lancer is entirely made by hand by an individual artist in Cracow. Riding on his horse, wearing his czapka or square-topped cap, and with his sabre at his side, he proudly parades his lance with the flag waiving on top. Statue sits on a rectangular wooden base with "Kraków" in bronze lettering on in front.
Sculpture measures 4.25" Tall to top cap feather.Total height is 6.5" including lance.Wood Base measures 2.75" L x 2.3" W
Lancers (called ułan in Polish) during the 17th-19th centuries were cavalrymen who generally fought on horseback with the traditional weapon of choice, a lance. They were true volunteers, who owed their honored place in Napoleon's Imperial Guard to their proven courage on battlefields from Spain to Russia.