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Pair of bronze prometopedion from Ruvo di Puglia, detail

That is, frontlets for horses, in the form of helmeted human heads.

Late 6th c. BCE

From Ruvo di Puglia (Ficco and Cervone purchase, 1838)

 

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, inv. 5711-5712

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Taken on July 11, 2019