Roman Bronze Rein Guides

 

Roman Bronze Rein Guides

A pair of ancient Roman bronze rein guides from a chariot (quadriga) or wagon (carpentum) in the form of an eagle's head with beak open fending off a rearing serpent.

Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Height: 4 3/8 in. (11 cm).
Intact.

Formerly in the D. M. collection, London, acquired prior to 1992.

Inv#: 6484

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