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Bridle ring with ibex/ram and lions

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This bronze ring, possibly from a horse bridle, comprises a scene of a central human figure and three animals (one ibex/ram and two that are likely lions). In a central loop appears a central human, mask-like figure with horned headdress, arms raised as though grasping the top of the ring. The...

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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, about 200 B.C.


Height: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related