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Horse Gear

Bit

Object Number:30-38-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Human Hand
Height: 20 cm
Length: 35 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930

Description

linked bit with hands holding rings. Straight cheek-piece with small rings soldered on.

Legrain publication: "Bronze horse-bit. The bit is made of two pieces linked in the middle. Their terminals passing through the cheek pieces are hands holding rings. The cheek pieces are slightly bent bars with the usual rings soldered above. Bits 253 mm. Link 133 mm. Ring 52 mm. Cheek piece 103 x 28 mm."

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XXI, 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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