A VILLANOVAN BRONZE CHEEK-PIECE
Circa 8th Century B.C.
Cast in the form of a horse, the long tubular torso arching upward toward the rump, with a sharp, high crested mane and bill-like muzzle, the legs terminating in a loop, with an additional loop at the small of its back
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) high