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Object Number:30-38-44
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Iconography:Mountain Sheep
Height: 9 cm
Length: 19 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930
Other Number:0601 - Cast Number
0801 - Cast Number


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."

Ackerman: Gallery II, Case 9, Object L-Bit with Cheek Plaques.

Mountain sheep, walking, head affronted. L. 5 1/8 in

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1944. "The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 3-4. pg. 1-75 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 73View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Ackerman, Phyllis. Apr 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art.. New York. The American Printing Company of New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 50, Object LView 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. XVI, 54 - Pl. XIX, 54View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1934. "Catalogue". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. Volume Supplement. no. 1934. pg. 12-20 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. XVI, fig. 54; pl. XIX, fig. 54View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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