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Title: Covered Tail and 'Flying' Tassels
Author(s): ILYASOV, Jangar
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 38    Date: 2003   
Pages: 259-325
DOI: 10.2143/IA.38.0.142

Abstract :
In his article, which was published more than 40 years ago, Prof. Otto Maenchen-Helfen wrote about one, at first sight not very important detail of horse decoration. Namely, about the crenelated mane. Careful analysis of iconographic and archaeological material enabled him to define the territorial and chronological limits for the dissemination of these features. As a result he drew important conclusions about the directions in which cultures of nomadic origin spread. I want to write about other details of horse decoration, which have also been studied in some publications, namely covered horse-tails and 'flying' tassels.

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