Horse Gear



Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iran | Luristan Province

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 30-38-44
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iran | Luristan Province
Section Near Eastern
Materials Bronze
Iconography Mountain Sheep

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

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

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