Rare Turkish Islamic Horse Ornament
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Rare Turkish Ottoman horse neck ornament, such unusual horse ornaments were popular among the Ottoman cavalry Sipahi during the period of the 17th and 18th century as a symbol of bravery. The ornaments were made of boar tusks and mounted in gold, silver or brass. This particular one is mounted in beautifully decorated silver. Photocopy is from the catalogue of Ottoman militaria taken from the Turks by allied forces in the battle of Vienna in 1683 as the war booty. The Pendent is 4 7/8 inches long and 3 ½ inches high.
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 17/18 th century
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