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Bridle ring with ibex/ram and lion

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This bronze ring, possibly from a horse bridle, comprises a stylized scene around a central loop. The central component at top is a well modelled ibex/ram head, oriented frontally, with prominent, outwardly curving horns. To its proper right a small lion, depicted in full profile, bites at its...

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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

Height: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.581

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related