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Bit and Cheek Plaques


Artist Unknown (Persia (Iran))


899-400 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Bit and Cheek Plaques, Artist Unknown (Persia (Iran))
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (12.38 x 9.21 x 18.42 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Middle East, Persia (Iran), Luristan
Culture: Asia, Middle East, Persia (Iran)
Style: 9th-4th century B.C.
Physical Description: bit and cheek plaques; rigid mouthpiece of round section, flattened at each end and rolled into spiral rings to which reins were attached; cheek plaques in form of standing ibexes whose bodies are in profile relief with heads affronted and modeled in the
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.408
Added to Site: February 28, 2009