Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Horse bit cheekpiece in form of a kneeling hero

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography:
Northwestern Iran
Culture:
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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
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.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

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.

Dussaud, René. 1936. "The Bronzes of Luristan: Types and History." In A Survey of Persian Art I, edited by Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman. London: Oxford University Press, p. 259.

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

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

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 111 (July 1,1980 - June 30, 1981), p. 23.

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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