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This bronze equine bit has cheek-plaques of wheel-like shape. The central bar is squared, flattening towards the opposing plaques and rolling at each end to form links. Each side plaque has ten "spokes" with concealed loops and pegs for harness on the interior sides. Light and dark green...

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Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.* (Accession date: August 7, 1930) *Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan, Iron Age, 7th–4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Width x Diameter: 19.4 x 11.5 cm (7 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.550

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related