London, South Kensington
29 October 2003
A LURISTAN BRONZE HORSE BIT
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Each cheekpiece in the form of a striding winged ibex with curved horns, the central hole for the mouthpiece, the rod with squared off edges and flattened scroll terminals, cheekpieces: 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high; and a Mesopotamian-Elamite cylindrical bronze mace head, the upper section with prominent vertical double rows of bosses divided and bordered by parallel ridges, similar ridged bands around the base, late 3rd-2nd millennium B.C., 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)
Given to the present owner in the mid-1970s.
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