University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-38-44
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Mountain Sheep
Height: 9cm
Length: 19cm
Width: 10cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930
Other Number0601 - Cast Number
0801 - Cast Number

Description

Cheek piece representing a wild mountain sheep. Wild mountain sheep peasant head turned front. Powerful curved rugged horns. Short tails. Rings of spikes. Bit is rounded piece.

Bronze horse-bit. The cheek pieces are beautifully modelled, and a good nature study. They represent wild mountain sheep passant, head turned front. The details of horns, nose, muscles. legs and short tail are excellent. The bit is a straight piece. Rings and spikes as usual. Bit 185 x 8 mm. Sheep 90 x 90 mm."


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Legrain, Leon. 1950. The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum, University Museum Bulletin Vol.: 10:3-4. : Page/Fig./Plate: 73View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XVI, 54 - Pl. XIX, 54View Objects cited in this Publication

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