Horse brass: Sun disc with central hemisphere surrounded by 17 circular perforations and a raised border. Crenate edge. Type: stamped from brass plate. Date: 1825-1939.
The sun embodies the powers of creation and the source of life and light, and represents the celestial or spiritual influences wihch the Earth receives. (See 'Pengiun Dictionary of Symbols')
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
England, Great Britain, 1825-1939
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