Blinker from a horse harness

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Findspot: Anatolia (Eastern)

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.5 x 9.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.83

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

A winged lion-centaur at a flying gallop shoots a bow at a beardless sphinx with wings splayed and frontal face protruding in unusually high relief.

Provenance

1981, sold by Ronald and Noele Mele, Phoenix Gallery of Ancient Art, Westhampton Beach, NY, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1981)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund