Harness Decoration

Date: 100–300

Culture: Celtic or Roman

Medium: Copper alloy

Dimensions: Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 3/8 in. (6.6 x 6.9 x 1 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Bronze

Credit Line: Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1948

Accession Number: 48.154.5


With their sinuous, asymmetrical designs and swirling arrangements of commas, circles, and fan shapes, this varied group of objects conveys the pervasiveness of a Celtic aesthetic in the western provinces during the first centuries A.D.