University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:30-38-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 12.6 cm
Width: 9.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930


Horse passant. Bristling mane. Head elongated into a snout. collar with bell. Body incised with rosettes and straight lines. Rings of spikes Bit is rounded piece bent in center. As 30-38-12. Legrain publication: "Bronze horse-bit. The horses on the cheek pieces are in the form of horses passant. They have short ears, long noses and tails, a bristling mane, and a collar with a bell. Their body is incised with rosettes and straight lines. The bit is a rounded piece bent in the middle. Rings and spikes as usual. Bit 211 x 10 mm. Horses 125 x 92 mm."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Man and Animals: Living, Working and Changing Together (04 Oct 1984 - 30 Mar 1985) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] University Museum. 1984. Man and Animals; Living Working and Changing Together.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Olsen, Sandra & Culbertson, Cynthia. 2010. A gift from the desert : the art, history, and culture of the Arabian horse.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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