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LOT 372

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,200
EUR (€) 950 - 1,420
USD ($) 1,020 - 1,530

NEAR EASTERN LURISTAN HORSE BIT
(Bronze, 545 grams, 18 cm.).

Circa 8th century BC. A cast horse bit assemblage comprising a transverse bar with opposed scrolled ends joining two cheekplates in the form of advancing male goats with attachment rings above their heads and on their rumps.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London Gentleman of Iranian decent, acquired in the 1960's.

LITERATURE:
See Legrain, L. Luristan Bronzes in the University Museum.

CONDITION