Stunning antler-like horse headpiece with matching breastcollar; Scythian, 3rd century BC. This particular piece is housed in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Stunning antler-like horse headpiece with matching breastcollar; Scythian, about 300 BCE, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Pazyryk culture, Applique: Tiger with Stag’s Horns, 6th century BC (source).

Tiger with Stag’s Horns. The Pazyryk culture is an Iron Age archaeological culture (ca. to centuries BC) identified by excavated artifacts and mummified humans found in the Siberian permafrost in the Altay Mountains and nearby Mongolia.

Mask for a horse's head with deer antlers 5th century B.C. 1st Pazyryk burial mound, Altai Mountains Russia Felt, leather, fur and gold; carved, with appliqué

Shamans Mask with deer antlers century B.E Pazyryk burial mound, Altai Mountains Russian Felt, leather, fur and gold; carved, with appliqué

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Horse headdress from Pazyryk Royal tomb. wiki: The Scythians were Iranian equestrian tribes who were mentioned as inhabiting large areas in the central Eurasian steppes starting with the century BC up until the century AD

Saddle blanket, hangings with lion heads and chest harness decoration. Pazyryk, Altai, Barrow no. 1, 305-288 BCE Rudenko 1953, p. 283, fig. 166, pl. CXII; Rudenko 1970, pls. 48, 172.

Pazyryk saddle blanket with lion head decoration / Pazirik-Altai, Kurgan

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Bensozia: horses of the ancient Scythian Kings wore elaborate gear, including artificial antlers.

A SCYTHIAN GOLD BOAR BRACTEATE CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

As an ancient jewelry object: this is a scythian gold boar bracteate circa century B.

This is a Viking horse bridle on permanent display in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.  Each of the squares are silver crafted in intricate designs.

This is a Viking horse bridle on permanent display in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. Each of the squares are silver crafted in intricate designs.

A Mesolithic amber amulet in the form of a bear. (National Museum of Denmark)

Mesolithic Amber Amulet in the Form of a Bear -- Belonging to The National Museum of Denmark.

Mountain goat horns decoration with harness and bridle hardware. / Pazirik-Altai area in BC Kurgan 1 Tuek. 430-420BC

Mountain goat horns decoration with harness and bridle hardware. / Pazirik-Altai area in BC Kurgan 1 Tuek.

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