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Plaque of Argali Head Suspended from Ribbed Bar from Horse Tack

Sets of plaques were used to decorate ceremonial horse tack. The argali (mountain sheep) heads from this set are completed in an interesting way, with the animal’s beard extended back and under its neck to end in a curl that mimics the curve of the horn.
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