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Horse Harness

Object Name:
Horse trappings
Date:
9th–10th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Bronze; cast, gilded
Dimensions:
3 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. (8 x 4.7 cm) 1 15/16 x 1/16 in. (5 x .2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.40.136
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
1938–39, excavated at Qanat Tepe in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 92-93, ill. fig. 137 (b/w).

Soucek, Priscilla, ed. Content and Context of Visual Arts in the Islamic World : papers from a colloquium in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Monographs on the fine arts, vol. 44. University Park, PA: College Art Association of America, 1988. no. nos. 135, 137, pp. 5, 11, ill. fig. 18 (b/w).



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