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Bronze rein-guide or terret ring with human faces Celtic La Tène
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Ref : 69745
3 000 €
Period :
16th century
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
H. 2.76 inch
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Kim J. Nazzi

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Bronze rein-guide or terret ring with human faces Celtic La Tène

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.

Kim J. Nazzi

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