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Horse Gear

Bit

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Object Number:30-38-45
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Height: 10 cm
Length: 19 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930

Description

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."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XVIII, 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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