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Horse Gear

Bit

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Object Number:
30-38-44
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iran
Luristan Province
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Mountain Sheep
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."
Credit Line:
Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope
Other Number:
0601   -   Cast Number
0801   -   Cast Number

Bibliography:

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