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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: 9cm
Length: 19cm
Width: 10cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930
Other Number0601 - 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:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Legrain, Leon. 1950. The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum, University Museum Bulletin Vol.: 10:3-4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 73View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XVI, 54 - Pl. XIX, 54View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Ackerman, Phyllis. 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 50, Object LView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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