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Equine head ornament

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This bronze equine head ornament is fashioned as a two-panelled band surmounted by three ibexes/rams, shown frontally and flanked by profiles of legs. These three animal figures are flanked at the extreme sides of the band by masks of a human-like figure with horned headdress. Towards the side...

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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: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.583

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related