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Horse Head

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Description This head of a horse shown chafing at the bit, ears laid back, is the top of a knife (?) handle. The bridle with nose, cheek, and head straps also has three straps under the jaw. The cheek strap and headband are decorated with concentric circles. The mane is combed into locks. There are holes in the interior of the ear, the nostril, and the eye, and one at the back of the mouth (for a bit (?)).
Date Description Narrative
11/16/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Provenance MacGregor Collection [lot 678]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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2nd-3rd century
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
H: 2 1/2 x W: 1/2 in. (6.4 x 1.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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