Phalerae, Carved Wooden Wall Hanging

I developed this design from a picture of a 5th century BC artifact from the country of Gaul. Fashioned in bronze, it is said to have been a "horse brass", or harness ornament. I feel honored to bring life back to this ancient artisan's work.
This piece is machine carved in alder, hand sanded and finished with a natural oil/wax combination, and is just shy of 15" in diameter.

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