Hanging fragment with boar head

600s–early 700s
Overall: 21 x 25.2 cm (8 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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This fragment preserves parts of two distinct designs. In the lower section, a boar's head is framed by a pearl roundel; to left and right are fragments of two other roundels, and in the spandrels are segments of stylized flowers. In the field above are four feet of what must have been a rather large-scale horse standing in a meadow of flowers of which only fragments remain. A fifth hoof, turned in the opposite direction, indicates that originally the composition included a pair of horses addorsed. A double row of pearls occupies the spaces beneath the horses' feet, and a narrow plain band separates this field from the one below.
Hanging fragment with boar head

Hanging fragment with boar head

600s–early 700s


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