Horse Brass depicting a religious scene with two people either side of a man riding a camel. It is made of cast brass, which was not used until 1825. The crescent border is one of the oldest designs and was often used to frame other designs.
Cast Horse BrassThe crescent has six circular and one diamond shaped perforations. The item has the remains of two studs on back, possibly from the casting process.
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
England, Great Britain, post 1825
Cast horse brasses were first made in 1825, and following the introduction of motor vehicles and decline in horsedrawn transport, regular production ceased in the 1930s.
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[Book] Chevalier, Jean & Gheerbrant, Alain. 1994. The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols., 1994