Blinker from a horse harness
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
10th–9th century B.C.
Findspot: Anatolia (Eastern)
Height x width: 16.5 x 9.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
A winged lion-centaur at a flying gallop shoots a bow at a beardless sphinx with wings splayed and frontal face protruding in unusually high relief.
1981, sold by Ronald and Noele Mele, Phoenix Gallery of Ancient Art, Westhampton Beach, NY, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1981)
William Stevenson Smith Fund