25 October 2006
A LURISTAN BRONZE HORSE BIT
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Each cheek piece in the form of two conjoined goats with bulbous eyes and curving horns, standing on two recumbent felines with tails curled over their backs, the connecting cross bar with coiled terminals, 7½ in. (19 cm.) long max; two bronze cheek pieces each in the form of a striding horse, with incised mane and wearing pendant collar, 4¼ in. (11 cm.) long, mounted; and a bronze horse bit cross bar with coiled terminals, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long, all early 1st millennium B.C. (4)
Acquired in the 1960s-1980s.
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