LURISTAN, BRONZE MOUFFLONS

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LURISTAN, BRONZE MOUFFLONS

Pair of open harness-rings cast with moufflon on top, walking to right, their head facing; behind each moufflon a suspension ring.

Ex priv. coll. L. v. R., Netherlands, acq. from Münzen und Medaillen, Basel 1980
H. 7,5 x 5 cm each. Green patina. Mounted.

8th-7th cent. BC

Cf. Moorey p.131: ‘…These ‘wheel-fittings’ functioned probably as decorative harness-rings…’
P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1971, no. 135, pl. 24

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