Scythian 'Horse Head' Plaque 022534

Scythian 'Horse Head' Plaque 022534
Scythian 'Horse Head' Plaque
Copper-alloy, 17.46 grams, 35.96 mm. Circa 5th century BC. A cast copper-alloy bridle mount plaque in the form of a stylised horse's head in profile. The head is shown with gaping mouth, piriform eye and beaded border to the mane and jaw. The mount has a D-shaped hole in the upper mouth and an elliptical one above, close to the upper border. To the reverse, there is a substantial c-shaped loop for attachment to the bridle. Reference: cf. animal-style plaques in Davis-Kimball, J., Bashilov, V.A. and Yablons, L.T. (eds.) Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age, Berkeley, 1995 fig.47(b). Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: from an old English collection.


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