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Asian Art

Bridle Cheekpieces in Shape of Horses

8th–7th century

Bronze

each Piece: 5 7/16 × 6 1/2 × 13/16 in. (13.8 × 16.5 × 2 cm)
Collection of Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935
1979.14.126a-b
Geography: 
Probably Luristan (Lorestan), Iran
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, probably Luristan
Period: 
Iron Age
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Mary Cushing Fosburgh (1906–1978) and James Whitney Fosburgh (1910–1978), New York; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1979

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