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Cheekpiece in the Shape of a Monster in the Walters Art Museum, September 2009 | by ElissaSCA
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Cheekpiece in the Shape of a Monster in the Walters Art Museum, September 2009

Pair of Cheekpieces in the Shape of Monsters

  

Creator: Iranian (Artist)

 

Period: 8th century BC

 

Medium: cast bronze

 

Accession Number: 54.116, 54.117

 

Measurements: 54.116: 4 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 13/16 in. (11.5 x 11 x 2 cm);

54.117: 4 1/2 x 3 13/16 x 11/16 in. (11.4 x 9.7 x 1.8 cm)

 

Geography: Nehavend, Iran (?) (Place of Discovery)

 

The monsters on this pair of cheekpieces from a horse bit are felines with wings sprouting from their rumps. The heads of demons appear on their backs.

 

Text from: art.thewalters.org/detail/77419/pair-of-cheekpieces-in-th...

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Taken in September 2009