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Iron-Age copper-alloy inlaid horse harness fitting?

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posted on 2021-10-27, 13:27 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Card 1:Only 18inches wide. One diamond shaped bronze ornament, 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 inches, ivory bosses at 4 angles, each pierced in centre with dot of lapis lazuli, 4 bronze attachments loops behind. Substantially made and in perfect condition. 2 lapis lazuli now missing.Card 2: Lozenge-shaped bronze mount, 4 x 2.8 cm. At the angles are cast cells containing cabochon settings of white paste (or probably shell, but this is not v. likely) each with a small disc of blue glass or lapis lazuli at the top (two now missing). The cells are linked by short, semi-circular sectioned bars, with plain double mouldings at either end. At the back, behind the cells are pierced loops to allow attachment to the belt or dress.

History

Grave ID

Sarre Grave 126

Object ID

KAS379

Catalogue Number

KAS 379

Material

copper-alloy, white material, glass, stone (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, ivory, lapis lazuli, white paste, shell, glass) (Antiquarian Material; bronze, ivory, lapis lazuli)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

miscellaneous, horse gear, unidentified (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; ornament) (Antiquarian Keyword; ornament)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

misc

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