Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Harness or bridle ornament in the form of a boar

Date:
ca. 5th century B.C.
Geography:
Eurasian steppes
Culture:
Scythian
Medium:
Gold, bone, silver
Dimensions:
1.37 x 2.75 in. (3.48 x 6.99 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Equestrian
Credit Line:
Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.352.1
Not on view
1966, purchased by Christos G. Bastis from John J. Klejman, New York; from 1966, on loan by Christos G. Bastis to the Museum (L.66.127); acquired by the Museum in 1979, gift of Christos G. Bastis, New York.

“’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.

Bunker, Emma C., Chatwin, C. Bruce and Farkas, Ann R. 1970. "Animal Style" Art from East to West, exh. cat. New York: Asia Society, no. 35a, pp. 48, 58.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 110 (Jul. 1,1979 - Jun. 30, 1980), p. 22.

Pittman, Holly. 1980. "Wild Boar Attachment." Notable Acquisitions 1979-1980 (Metropolitan Museum of Art), p. 10.

Harper, Prudence O. et al. 1984. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 41 (4), Spring 1984, p. 35, fig. 42.
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