|SCYTHIAN BRONZE HORSE TRAPPINGS
Each cast in the form of a griffin with a down-curving beak, their crests forming loops along the tops and backs of their heads, with quadruped bodies, the hoofed legs folded under, perforated vertically twice along the bodies for attachment, the back sides concave
Mid-5th Century BC
Larger: 4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
Private Collection, acquired in the 1970s.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2008, no. 217.
For the form see a horse trapping of a bird of prey, no. 86 in Piotrovsky, Scythian Art.