Savery Collection of bronze antiquities by Unknown Artist

228 objects, all of bronze except one silver pin and one mace-head of haematite.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Art Fund grant:
£275 ( Total: £550)
Acquired in:
1951
Vendor:
F Savery OBE

Several are the surviving bronze parts of objects made of iron with examples of horse-trappings (bridlle-bits, strap.-rings etc) probably dating from 1000-500 BC, especially 8/7th century. Nearly all agree, however that the objects are consistent with bronzes plundered by natives of tombs in the area of West Persia inhabited by the Lurs.

Provenance

Not known

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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