Complete bronze cast bit, rigid mouthpiece of square section with terminals turned over inopposite directions; subrectangular openwork plaques in shape of foreparts of a horse with four spikes on each others neck; casting spouts on the upper and lower corners of the back erdge.
Ex priv. coll. E.F.M. B.H., Netherlands 1990s-, acq. From Jaap Polak, Amsterdam, Tefaf March 18, 2002
Dim. 8,2 x 14 cm; mounted on perspex stand, nice green patina
8th – 7th cent. BC
Cf. P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1971, pp. 108-9, no 108a/b, pl. 13