Horse head mirror handle
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
Late Iron Age
about 8th–7th century B.C.
Object Place: Anatolia
Height x width: 6 x 6.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bronze mirror handle is in the form of two horse heads, facing outwards from opposing sides of a central handle element that has features resembling a stylized face. Two strips of Incised, hatched line decoration have been applied to each of the horses’ necks, likely indicating bridles. Similar line decoration forms a triangle on the central component of the handle.
1977, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner, West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 5, 1977)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner