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Lot 0062
**Originally Listed At $250**

Northern Europe, Normans or other medieval peoples of the region, ca. 10th to 13th centuries CE. A bronze pendant with two stylized horse heads that curve away from one another, with three openings for attachment between the heads. The bronze has a smooth, dark olive green patina. The strong influence of Viking and Celtic artwork - both styles depict horse heads in a similar fashion - is clear here. During the medieval period, from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, the various straps used to harness horses were decorated elaborately with bells, studs, bosses, pendants, and other metal objects; we know this from images in illuminated manuscripts. Size: 2.3" W x 2.4" H (5.8 cm x 6.1 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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#122738

Condition

Slight bending to form, with a dark patina and some surface wear and pitting commensurate with age. Nice detail remaining.

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Norman / Medieval European Bronze Horse Fitting

Estimate $350 - $525Oct 29, 2018