Horse trappings- duck ornament

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.624

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

This bronze ornament, likely from the trappings of a horse bridle, depicts two stylized ducks connected back to back. The metal shows a greenish patina and retains some earthy encrustations.

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