Bronze harness ring

Luristan culture, 10th-7th century BC. From Luristan, western Iran. This object is among a variety of elaborate metal horse-trappings produced and used in Luristan. Such wheel-shaped pieces, of which many survive, probably served as ornaments for the horse's headstall. They are decorated at the top either with the complete figure of a moufflon or more commonly, as here, just with the head of a moufflon flanked by other beasts.

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