A Scythian Gold Bridle Ornament, circa 6th Century B.C.
- A Scythian Gold Bridle Ornament
- Length 3 in. 7.6 cm.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Notable Acquisitions, 1979-1980, p. 10
For two closely related examples cf. Sotheby's, Ernest Brummer Collection, no. 174, and MMA Bulletin, Notable Acquisitions, 1979-1980, p. 10 ("Animal Style" Art from East to West, no.35a ). The author observes that the three appliques are so similar that they may have come from the same set of horse trappings. The example in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, loaned by Christos Bastis in 1966 and given in 1979/80, was probably also acquired from J.J. Klejman.