Luristan Horse Bit

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 18.3 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6188
Provenance: French private collection Jean Pozzi prior to 1975, thence Swiss private collection Jean Olivier. With a copy of the handwritten expertise by A.M. Kevorkian, Paris from the 1970s or 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Horse bit with a heavy solid bronze mouthpiece, which is curled at the ends. On both ends cheekpieces are suspended. These consist of a trapeze which is pierced in the centre. On each of the front upper corners of the trapeze an extraordinarily high-quality modelled head of a horse with a long snout, raised ears, almond-shaped large eyes and a trimmed mane. On the neck the horses are wearing a structured necklace. On the inside of the cheekpieces sharp spikes. Mounted.