Horse Gear



From: Iran | Luristan Province

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 31-14-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iran | Luristan Province
Section Near Eastern
Materials Bronze
Iconography Horses

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."

Length 16.5 cm
Width 1 cm
Credit Line Purchased from R. Y. Mottahedeh, 1931

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