Horse's collar with winged sphinxes

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
Iron Age
late 9th to 7th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: eastern Anatolia

Dimensions

33.02 x 6.35 x 58.42 cm (13 x 2 1/2 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

1976.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Bronze horse’s collar decorated with winged sphinxes. The collar is composed of two pieces, hinged at the top and designed to fit around the upper part of the horse’s neck. It would have served as the anchor for the headstall, which fastened to it behind the horse’s ears.

Provenance

By 1975, Mohammad Yeganeh, London (said to be from a large tomb in eastern Anatolia); 1976, sold by Yeganeh to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund