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Bronze. As 30-38-12. Winged bulls with human heads. It is the head of a mythological being with bull's horns, long locks rolled up on either side, a short beard (?), a necklace with a pendant (bell?). The curved wings rise behind front shoulders. They are recut by incised lines. Tail is up and curled. Heads are front face. Bit is a round piece. No spikes.
Legrain publication: "Bronze horse-bit. The winged bulls on the cheek pieces have human heads with bull's horns on either ride of a central motive, which forms the traditional headdress of the Babylonian divinities. The curled up tresses are of the same style. There are traces of a beard and a collar with pendant. The wings arising from the shoulder are recut by incised lines. The tails are swinging and curled. The but is a rounded piece. There are rings at the back but no spikes. But 190 x 71 mm. Bulls 94 x 80 mm."
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|[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XVIII, 51||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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