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, embossed
  • Height: 7.2 cm
    Width: 6.3 cm
    Weight: 0.07 kg
  • A404
  • European Armoury I
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  • Boss, from one of the cheek-pieces of a horse-bit, cast in bronze; oval, embossed in high relief with an African face with heavy drop ear-rings, a necklace is indicated below and a few leaves above the head; the border hatched with lines.