- Museum number
Copper alloy cheek-piece in the form of a man riding a horse; cast in the round; rings on horse's head and haunches; hole through its body; bar below with stands for horse's hooves.
- Production date
- 9thC BC-8thC BC (?)
Height: 11.80 centimetres
Length: 11.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Initially attributed a date of c. 750 BC and interpreted as a deity riding a horse. A cheek-piece which apparently matches BM.134927 and is its 'mate' belongs to Mr Christos Bestos and is on exhibition in the MMA; see letter of Mrs Littauer of 24/7/1975, now acquired by MMA - see notable acquisitions 1979-80, p.9.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May - 30 Sep, London, BM, 'The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot'
2010 29 May-15 Oct, USA, Kentucky Horse Park, 'A Gift from the Desert'
2007 21 Apr-19 Aug, Mannheim, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums, 'Horse Power'
1995-2005 17 Nov-14 Dec, BM, G52/IRAN/17/18
1994 BM, G49/IRAN/17
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR], case 6/11
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Deposited by Edward Safani [sic] on 28/6/66, as item number 2005, described as "bronze horseman"; correspondence to and from the same individual on file, dated 1967, but no indication of provenance is given, other than an unstated assumption that it was from Iran; registered as acquired from Alan Safani.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number