The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Bit boss
  • Bit boss
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • 16th century
  • Bronze and gold, chased and gilded
  • Diameter: 8.4 cm
    Weight: 0.095 kg
  • A401
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Boss, from one of the cheek-piece of a horse-bit, cast in light bronze, and chased, bearing traces of fire-gilding; circular and convex, with a lion's mask in high relief surrounded by trophies of arms, scrolls and putti; a shield at the bottom is defaced by one of the holes for attachment; edged with semi-rosettes (see also A402).