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Bronze horse trappings

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This bronze element of a horse bridle (perhaps a rod-holder) depicts two stylized rampant/rearing ibexes/rams opposing one another, shown with prominent horns. The metal is dark with areas of light green patina.

Provenance

From Luristan. (Accession date: November 12, 1959)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan, Iron Age, 900–700 B.C.

Dimensions

height x width (tips of antlers): 10.5 x 8.4 cm (tips of antlers) (4 1/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.746

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related