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Pair of Cheekpieces in the Shape of Monsters
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Pair of Cheekpieces in the Shape of Monsters


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Description The monsters on this pair of cheekpieces from a horse bit are felines with wings sprouting from their rumps. The heads of demons appear on their backs.
Provenance [Found in Nevahend, Persia (?)]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
8th century BC (Iron Age)
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
VO.54 (54.116, 54.117)
Measurements
54.116: 4 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 13/16 in. (11.5 x 11 x 2 cm); 54.117: 4 1/2 x 3 13/16 x 11/16 in. (11.4 x 9.7 x 1.8 cm)
Geography
  • Iran, Nehavend (Place of Discovery)

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