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Luristan Bronze horse bit, Circa 1200-800 BC

Conservation:  Green patina
Material:  Bronze
Dimensions:  14 x 16 cm
Provenance:  Classical Archaeology F. Cervera, Spain, 2014
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


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This item is a horse bit, a tool that allows a stick to be inserted into the horse’s mouth and which is intended to exert force to act as a bridle for the animal. This bit is made of bronze and features a fantastic figure, a half-man, half-winged animal hybrid. These fantastic beings were to characterise compositions throughout the 1st millennium BC. These compositions show the power and expressive uniqueness and particular aesthetic qualities of Luristan bronzes.

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