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Horse bit with decorated cheekpieces

The cheek plate shows a mythical animal, a winged bull with a horned human head. Its wing is shaped like the head of an animal. Its tail resembles the long tail often found on bronze idols, where it represents the tail of feline predators. Even the baseline on which the creature stands, has the form of an animal, more specifically of two lying hares. Horse bits with decorative cheek pieces form an…