Horse trappings- duck ornament
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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