Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A pair of cheek-pieces of unknown type from Ireland – request for information

My good friend B G Scott is researching Iron Age horse harnesses. He is currently looking for parallels to the cheek pieces illustrated below. Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues who may be able to help. You may either contact him directly, or all messages/comments on this blog and other social media outlets will be passed back to him. Thanks to all who can assist on this - it is much appreciated.

Robert


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The cheek piece shown in these rather poor pictures is one of a pair, unprovenanced except to ‘Ireland’. The arms end in simple animal heads, and there is no decoration anywhere. It seems likely that the two strap tags do not belong with the piece.



I have not been able to locate a parallel to date, and would be most grateful if any colleagues have come across anything similar.


All assistance gratefully received and fully acknowledged.

Best wishes
Dr Brian G. Scott