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Luristan Bronze Bicephalous Horse Sculpture - FZ.072
Origin: Iran
Circa: 900 BC to 700 BC
Dimensions: 3.75" (9.5cm) high
Catalogue: V4
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Bronze


Location: United States
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Description
This beautiful object may once have been worn as an amulet, the double-headed horses serving to keep watch in both directions. The horse was domesticated in the Near East from the third millennium BC, and the profusion of horse bronzes in Luristan speaks of its important place in that society. Such an amulet seems partly whimsical, partly mystical, a reflection of man's love of this noble creature. - (FZ.072)

 

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