This brooch was modeled in a thin, but strong bronze plaque. It represents a horse with a stylized and simple, though clear outline. Only a few specific features and details, such as the shape of the muzzle, and the mane and the hooves especially, were enough for the artist to indicate the species of the animal represented. The position of the legs shows a contrast: the forelegs are too long and suggest the gallop, while the squat, shorter hind legs rather suggest a static position.
The polychromatic enamel decoration placed in the small cells carved into the surface of the bronze is a distinctive technical and stylistic feature of this type of brooches, which can be linked to the Gallic production: they come from a wide area that ranges from Britain to the Balkans, including Germany and France. In our example, the presence of red and blue spots, and incised disks on the body may be more than a simple decorative pattern, and would rather indicate the spotted coat of the horse.
These small brooches were fastened in pairs on the garments, as attested by related examples. The repertoire of animals represented is varied and includes hares, insects, birds, amphibians, deer, dogs, wild boars, etc.