NORTH-WEST IRAN, BRONZE DOUBLE HORSE FIGURE

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NORTH-WEST IRAN, BRONZE DOUBLE HORSE FIGURE

So-called ‘push me pull you’ figure of two half-horses standing back to back. Details in relief of eyes and of collars on necks and bodies, suspension loop for wearing at back of their necks. Ex priv. coll. P.H.G.H. Jansen, The Hague, Netherlands, acq. from Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, 1960s; hence coll. M. Jansen, Netherlands, by inheritance.
Dim. 8 x 7,6 cm. Green and brown patina
8th – 7th cent. BC

Cf. P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1971, no. 428, pl. 66

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