University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:31-14-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iran
Luristan
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Horses
Length: 16.5cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:Purchased from R. Y. Mottahedeh, 1931

Description

As 30-38-12. Horses standing. Only 2 legs in natural resting position, tail blown between hind legs. Long nose, bristling mane (tied in knots?), collar with bell. Rings and spikes. Bit is rounded piece

Bronze horse-bit. The horses of the cheek pieces are modelled with much natural grace, the hooks close together, only one leg showing front and back, as if the animal was suddenly stopped. The long tail blown between the legs adds to the impression. The head is well proportioned, with bristling man, ears erect, and a collar with bell. Rings and spikes as usual. The bit is a straight rounded piece. Bought from R.J. Mottahedeh. Bit 165 x 10 mm. Horses 96 x 85 mm."


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Olsen, Sandra & Culbertson, Cynthia. 2010. A gift from the desert : the art, history, and culture of the Arabian horse. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.107/ fig.43View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XIX, 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Kawami, Trudy S. & Olbrantz, John. 2013. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections. : Page/Fig./Plate: 176/61View Objects related to this

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