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The Polo Match II - Felix Rose 1997 - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

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The Polo Match II - Felix Rose 1997 - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

Polo is a team sport played on horseback.

Polo originates from ancient Persia. It is known in the East as the Game of Kings Persian Emperor Shapur II learnt to play polo when he was seven years old in 316 AD. The game was learnt by the neighbouring Byzantine Empire. A stadium was built by emperor Theodosius II inside the Great Palace of Constantinople. Emperor Basil I  excelled at it; Emperor Alexander died from exhaustion whilst playing and John I of Trebizond died from a fatal injury during a game as did Qutubuddin Aibak, the Sultan of Delhi.

Valuable for training cavalry, the game was played from Constantinople to Japan by the Middle Ages.

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