An important cast bronze rein-guide or terret ring with a double stylized human face of rounded shape with bulging eyes and thick eyebrows that continue into a thin nose. These objects were used to guide individual rein leathers to the driver of a chariot or cart. A part of the original iron fastening pin is still visible at the top
Bronze with a beautiful corroded patina with different shades of green and hints of blue and traces of cuprite.
Iron Age. Celtic civilization. La Tène culture. Circa 3rd-2nd century B.C.
Dimensions: height (without stand) 7,5cm ; width 7cm
Provenance: Art & antique trade (Belgium) ; previously in a French private collection ; reportedly found during the beginning of the 20th century in the region of Reims.
Mounted on a metal custom-made display stand.