Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Horse bit cheekpiece in form of a horse's head and hoof

Date:
ca. 7th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Scythian
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
6.06 in. (15.39 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Equestrian
Credit Line:
Gift of Khalil Rabenou, 1958
Accession Number:
58.131.1
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1958, gift of Khalil Rabenou, New York.

“Symposium on Nomadic Art,” Bryn Mawr University, Pennsylvania, October 9–October 23, 1959.

“’Animal Style’ Art from East to West,” Asia House Gallery, New York, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1970.

“The Golden Deer of Eurasia,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2000–2001.

Porada, Edith. 1962. Alt-Iran: die Kunst in Vorislamischer Zeit. Baden-Baden, Germany: Holle Verlag, p. 129, fig. 70.

Porada, Edith. 1965. The Art of Ancient Iran. New York: Crown Publishers, p. 132, fig. 73.

Bunker, Emma C., Bruce C. Chatwin and Ann R. Farkas. 1970. "Animal Style" Art from East to West. New York: Asia Society, pp. 39, 53, no. 18.

Sulimirski, T. 1978. "The Background of the Ziwiye Find and its Significance in the Development of Scythian Art," Bulletin of the Institute of Archaeology 15, p. 17. fig. 9.

Sumlimirski, T. 1984. “The Scythians.” In The Cambridge Ancient History Vol. III, edited by John Boardman. Cambridge University Press, pp. 188-190, no. 257c.

Aruz, Joan and Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova, eds. 2000. The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 173, no. 71.
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