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
  • Diameter: 8 cm
    Weight: 0.1 kg
  • A402
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Boss, from one of the cheek-piece of a horse-bit, cast in light bronze, but now very dark in colour. circular and convex, with a lion's mask in high relief surrounded by trophies of arms, scrolls and putti; edged with semi-rosettes. Possibly the pair to A401. The edge is broken near the top.