About this object

History of use

The symbolism within this piece suggests that it is a votive ornament.

Physical description

A cast bronze ornament in the shape of a finial or pin, with a square crest. The framed crest has cut-out areas and depicts two figures kneeling to the side of an anthropomorphic figure with large, ram-like horns. The semi-human kneeling figures have the haunches of an animal. At the top of the tapering pin shaft are a series of rings, as well as a single metal suspension loop that projects from one side.