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Horse head mirror handle

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This bronze mirror handle is in the form of two horse heads, facing outwards from opposing sides of a central handle element that has features resembling a stylized face. Two strips of Incised, hatched line decoration have been applied to each of the horses' necks, likely indicating bridles. ...

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Provenance

1977, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner, West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 5, 1977)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian, Late Iron Age, about 8th–7th century B.C.

Object Place

Anatolia

Dimensions

Height x width: 6 x 6.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.851

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical