Cheek plate from a bit

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Dimensions

Width: 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.546

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund