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Horse bit cheekpiece in form of a kneeling hero

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography:
Northwestern Iran
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
4.53 x 4.53 in. (11.51 x 11.51 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Equestrian
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Crane, in memory of her mother, Mrs. W. Murray Crane, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.324.3
  • Provenance

    Until 1931, Stora Art Gallery, New York; formerly collection of Mrs. W. Murray Crane, New York (until d. 1972); acquired by the museum in 1980, gift of Louise Crane, New York.

  • References

    Ackerman, Phyllis. 1936. "The Moon and Fertility in Early Iran." Bulletin of the American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology 4 (4), p. 188, fig. 4.

    Potratz, J.A.H. 1966. Die Pferdetrensen des alten Orient. Analecta Orientalia 41, p. 177, no. 2.

    Muscarella, Oscar W. 1980-1981. "Horse Cheekpiece." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), pp. 7-9.

    Harper, Prudence O., et al. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 49.

    Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 86, no. 147 .

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