Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ancient Horse Ornaments

Ornamented horses from a festival in Sicily.

China - concave and convex horse harness ornaments.

"Found in 1931 a tomb of a Dacian prince not far form Histria (Dobruja). In the outher chamber were found the skeletons of horses, with the hammered silver plaques of their rich harness. The inner chamber contained the entire silver treasure of the prince himself. One of the vases is inscribed "Cotys", prince's name. The tomb and treasure are from 4th century BCE."

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