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Horse-bit

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The side bars are formed of two Geometric horses, with little horses on their backs. The filigree is in the form of two more tiny, very stylized horses. The mouthpiece is broken, swinging from interlocking rings. There are further eye-rings at the ends of the mouthpiece. Places for the guide...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; purchased by Horace L. Mayer from Hesperia Art, November 1963; loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA, November 22, 1963; gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 26, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Italic, Etruscan, Geometric Period, about 800–700 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 698.

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.5 x 30 cm (2 15/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.2762

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related