established 1942

Sarmatian openwork bronze horse trapping SARMATIAN OPENWORK BRONZE HORSE TRAPPING

Shield shaped with two registers of birds, beneath are two rearing horses confronted against a central pole standard.
Ancient Colchis, Black Sea area, N.E. Caucasus (Georgia).

6th-5th Century BC

H. 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.); W. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.)

Ex Dr. Wassilijew collection.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 250.

Cf. V. Nauka, Archéologie de l’Union Soviétique, 1992, pl. 10, 13.



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