Bit with cheekpieces cast as winged sphinxes with curling side-locks and palmette head-dress

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Details

  • Title

    Bit with cheekpieces cast as winged sphinxes with curling side-locks and palmette head-dress

  • Associated place

    Luristan (find spot)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    bronze

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.8 cm (of bit) (width)
    10.2 cm (of cheekpiece) (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr James Bomford, 1965.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1965.830

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Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971), 125, p.121-122, pl.20

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