BIRD BIT - Luristan, Iran - Iron Age I or II, 9th - 7th centuries BC

16th century and older
Other style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Luristan, Iran
    Iron Age I or II, 9th - 7th centuries BC
    H.: 5; Long. psalia: 11 cm

    This tripartite bronze bit with a green-brown patina is composed of two psalia animated by two pairs of bird protomes – probably eagles – facing each other. They each have a ring at the neck which allows the reins of the mount's harness to be passed through. A crossbar, called the barrel, with ends hemmed in an inverted manner, is rigid and square in section.

    Origin :
    Former private collection acquired in the 1960s, Paris.


    A similar copy is kept at the Louvre Museum under the number AO 20511.
    A similar psalia is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art under reference 56.42.2.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref. : 4313

    Ref: 7WQ1NK501I

    Condition Very good
    Style Other style (Objects of curiosity of Other style Style)
    Period 16th century and older (Objects of curiosity 16th century and older)
    Country of origin Iran
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France
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