Horse trappings

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


Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.571

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Horse trappings and rings. Pin-head, in the form of a horned figure standing on a mask between confronted serpents and lions. 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