British Celtic Iron Age 'Horse Head' Bowl Mount 025224

British Celtic Iron Age 'Horse Head' Bowl Mount 025224
British Celtic Iron Age 'Horse Head' Bowl Mount
Copper-alloy, 59.96 grams, 41.37 mm including stand. 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast mount for the rim of a bowl or cauldron. The head is formed as a curved band with teardrop lateral panels and bulbous muzzle. Behind the ears there is a shallow vertical groove to the outer face extending to two scooped bulbs and flange below, gently curved in the vertical plan to accommodate the curvature of the bowl. To the inner curve of the mount there is a slight step to fit the rim. Mounted on a custom-made stand. Reference: cf. non-figural mounts from the Snowdon bowl in Savory, H.N. Guide catalogue of the Early Iron Age Collections,Cardiff, 1976 fig.38. Fine condition. Provenance: found West Yorkshire, UK.

 
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