Horse's collar with winged sphinxes
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
late 9th to 7th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: eastern Anatolia
33.02 x 6.35 x 58.42 cm (13 x 2 1/2 x 23 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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.
By 1975, Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), London; 1976, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1976)
NOTE: Said at the time of the acquisition to be from a large tomb in eastern Anatolia.
Edwin E. Jack Fund