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EventThe art of Enamel

National Roman Legion Museum
13 September 2014 , 10am -1pm and 2-5pm.

As part of our temporary exhibition, ‘Equus, the horse at war’ jewellery maker, Sophie Buckingham will be running an enamelling workshop where you’ll be able to have a go at making your own horse decoration.

 

Horses were enormously important to Roman warfare – and remained so until the Second World War. Many of the objects found on a fortress site relate to horse harnesses. Some of these were plain, but some were very elaborate and highly decorated with enamel. A beautifully decorated enamelled harness stud was found at Usk, just up the road from Caerleon and is now in the Museum’s collection.

 

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