Terret (Rein Guide)

Celtic or Roman

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

The Celts’ use of chariots in warfare was legendary in the ancient world. This terret, made at the time of Rome’s conquest of Britain, comes from one of numerous Celtic workshops that specialized in the production of richly decorated, high-quality enamel fittings for horse and chariot.

Terret (Rein Guide), Copper alloy, champlevé enamel, Celtic or Roman

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