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Lot 113A: Fantastic Near Eastern horse bit with cheek pieces

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Fantastic Near Eastern horse bit with cheek pieces
  • Fantastic Near Eastern horse bit with cheek pieces
  • Fantastic Near Eastern horse bit with cheek pieces
  • Fantastic Near Eastern horse bit with cheek pieces
  • Fantastic Near Eastern horse bit with cheek pieces
   
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Description: A fantastic Near Eastern bronze horse bit with cheek pieces, c. 1000 – 800 BC, each cheek piece in the form of a horse with beautiful style and standing on a horizontal base. The center of each horse with large hold for placement of the bit with curled ends. A lovely example and formed part of the elaborate equipment of an important person’s horse! Bit L: 6 in (15.3cm), Cheek Pieces H: 4 ½ in (11.3 and 11.6cm). Nicely patinated and mounted on a custom stand. Ex English private estate.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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