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Sheratz, Horse of King Marco of Serbia (Horse No. 47)

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Title: Sheratz, Horse of King Marco of Serbia (Horse No. 47)
Description: Cabell's collection label reads:

Sheratz, the Horse of King Marco of Serbia.
A gift from Smirt, the Master of Gods.
--Smirt.                                           47


King Marco was Marko Mrnjav?evi?, at 14th century rular and the most popular hero of Serbian epic poetry. In legend, King Marko's inseparable companion was his powerful, talking piebald horse Šarac (Sheratz) to whom Marko always gave an equal share of his wine.
Citation:
“Sheratz, Horse of King Marco of Serbia (Horse No. 47),” VCU Libraries Gallery, accessed December 6, 2022, https://gallery.library.vcu.edu/items/show/79827.