Cheek plate from a bit
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
10th–9th century B.C.
Width: 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Bit, cheek-plaque in the form of a horse, incised decoration on hip and shoulder; round bar, flattened and rolled at ends; loops and pegs for harness. Green patina.
From Luristan. 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)
*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund