- Museum number
Copper alloy horse-bit with cheekpieces in the form of horses; two loops at back, joined by bit consisting of straight bar; cheekpieces made by lost-wax casting; bit made by hammering.
- Production date
- 9thC BC-7thC BC
Length: 4.50 inches (side piece)
Width: 6.50 inches (bar)
Width: 3.25 inches (side piece)
- On display (G30/dc26)
- Exhibition history
2018-2019 8 Nov-24 Feb, London, BM, I am Ashurbanipal, king of the world, king of Assyria
2012 24 May-30 Sep, BM, 'The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot'
1995-2005 17 Nov-14 Dec, BM, G52/IRAN/17/2, from official opening
1996, 'Furusiyya' (cancelled).
1975-ca 1990, Jul-, BM Iranian Room [IR], case ?, no. 18
Persian Landing [PL], wall-case [WC] 1, bottom shelf.
- Previously stripped, darkened and lacquered (conservation assessment 94/5)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collection deposited on 17 July and 6 August 1930; reported to the Trustees on 1 October 1931 and registered with the date of the second deposit.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number