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Horse Gear

Cheek piece

Object Number:30-38-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 8.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930


Horse or bull (?) passant. with head stall and halter. Trimmed mane. Long tail. Rings but no spikes.

Legrain publication: "Bronze cheek piece of a horse-bit. The figure of the horse is heavy. The short head seems to wear a head-stall and a halter. The mane is trimmed,. but the tail long. There are rings but no spikes. The hole for the bit is cut across the shoulders. 95 x 88 mm.

Ackerman: Gallery V, Panel 1, Object L-Bit Plaque.

Horse walking, apparently wearing head-stall and halter; on legs, rings. L. 5 5/8 in


[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18/ Pl. XX, 55View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Ackerman, Phyllis. Apr 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art.. New York. The American Printing Company of New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 93, Object LView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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