27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A SASSANIAN BRONZE HORSE AND RIDER
CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
Probably from a vessel support, the male rider wearing tunic and trousers, necklace pierced for inlays, his hair and brows incised, eyes pierced, wearing high 'headdress' which formed the support for the vessel above (now missing), with pin still intact, the horse wearing elaborate bridle around muzzle and prominent forelock, with incised mane, harness and trappings, mounted
6 in. (15 cm.) high
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Acquired in the late 1970s.
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