Originally attached to a harness to protect the eye of a chariot horse, this blinker bears an image of animal combat executed in repousse. The central figure, a winged sphinx, is pursued by a bearded winged sphinx wearing a helmet and drawing a bow to shoot. Mate to 1981.83.
1977, sold by Mohammed Yeganeh, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1977)
Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer and William Kelly Simpson