• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 64

    A SASSANIAN BRONZE HORSE AND RIDER

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1970s.