Cheek plate from a bit
Near Easterm, Iranian, Luristan
10th–9th century B.C.
Overall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Bit, cheek-plaques in the form of two bulls, facing away from each other, (only front half of animal represented); squared bar, flattened and rolled at ends. Dark bronze, green patina. Bar is bent.
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