Bridle ring with ibex/ram and mask
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This bronze ring, possibly originally part of a horse bridle, is adorned with a crouching ram or ibex, and a mask/head of human figure that wears horns/horned headdress and hair curled at the sides. The metal is characterized by a light green patina.
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