Pieces of Olympic history will be auctioned next month when sculptures from the venues are sold at Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst, Sussex, on October 23 (www.summersplaceauctions.com). Nic Fiddian-Green’s 9ft-high, horse-head sculpture, Still Water (estimated at £80,000-£120,000), was on display at Greenwich Park, where the Olympic equestrian events were held.

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There are also has eight sculptures that were displayed at the Olympic Park in Stratford, including Backflip, Wilfrid Pritchard’s bronze of a skeleton on a gymnast’s horse (£15,000-£20,000), David Cooke’s giant Galapagos turtle (£10,000-£15,000, right) and Victorian sculptor William Theed’s marble figure of Prometheus, which was shown in the Great Exhibition of 1951 (£20,000-£40,000).

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