Savery Collection of bronze antiquities by Unknown Artist

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


Art Fund grant:
£275 ( Total: £550)
Acquired in:
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.


Not known

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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000

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