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Horse Gear

Bit

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Object Number:30-38-11
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Horse
Length: 12.6 cm
Width: 9.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930

Description

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] The University Museum. 1984. Man and Animals; Living Working and Changing Together.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Culbertson, Cynthia, and Olsen, Sandra. 2010. A gift from the desert : the art, history, and culture of the Arabian horse.. Lexington. Kentucky Horse Park. pg. 231 p. : col. ill., col. maps Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.107/ fig.40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XVIII, 52View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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