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Cheek piece from a horse bit
700 BCE

Medium
bronze
Measurements
13.8 × 3.7 × 13.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Luristan, Iran
Accession Number
3482-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1933
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Cast figure of a winged ibex, walking right, set on a bar (ground-line), and with a large round hole through the centre of the body, the reverse with two loops and two projections. The beast's haunch is outlined with a chased band and the wings have internal detail, probably chased. It has a rope-twist formation as part of the tail.