- Museum number
Ivory blinker ornament from a harness: a sole-shaped ivory blinker ornament with two lotus buds on long stems in high relief in the centre. Around the outside is a frieze of animals that are probably goats set between two bands of dotted decoration. There is an incised rosette between the lotus buds. Small parts of the blinker are missing, but originally there were two holes at the top and a hole on each side for attachment.
- Production date
Height: 8.70 centimetres
Weight: 98 grammes
Width: 16 centimetres
Depth: 1.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attached to 1962,1110.7 (BM.132993).
J. J. Orchard, ‘Equestrian Bridle-Harness Ornaments’ (Ivories from Nimrud I, 2), (London, 1967), pl. XVIII, no. 98;
R. D. Barnett, ‘A Catalogue of Nimrud Ivories in the British Museum’ (London, 1975), Suppl. 50, pl. CXXXV.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2012 24 May - 30 Sep, London, BM, 'The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot'
2008-2009 21 Sept-4 Jan, Boston, MFA, 'Art and Empire'
2007 2 Apr-30 Sept, Alicante, MARQ Museum, 'Art and Empire'
2006 1 Jul-7 Oct, Shanghai Museum, 'Art and Empire'
- Small parts of the blinker are missing.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: ND 10752 (excavation number)