A Horse Ornament: Steppes of Central Asia 300-100 BCEJuly 14, 2001-Unspecified
Location: Neighboring Cultures Hall, Bronfman Archaeology Wing
Curator: Naama Brosh
Media: Iron roundel plated with gold and adorned with turquoise
This iron roundel plated with gold and adorned with turquoise recalls Herodotus’ descriptions of the golden horse trappings of the Central Asian nomads, while its highly stylized depictions reflect the imaginative ''animal style'' typical of the steppes.