13 jul 09

Horse Frontlet with Nude Goddess in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 2008

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Horse Frontlet with Nude Goddess Holding Lotus Flowers and Lions
Ivory
Mesopotamia, excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Fort Shalmaneser, Room SW 37
Phoenician Style, 9th-8th century BC

Accession #61.197.5

Placa de marfil con relieve  que muestra la figura de la llamada “dios desnuda”. Se ponían en la frente y la nariz de los caballos para protegerlos contra posibles golpes y daños. Quizás este ejemplo fue usado en desfile, ya que parece un material demasiado costos como para utilizarlo durante una batalla.

Horse Frontlet with Nude Goddess in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 2008 por ElissaSCA.

Horse Frontlet with Nude Goddess Holding Lotus Flowers and Lions
Ivory
Mesopotamia, excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kahlu), Fort Shalmaneser, Room SW 37
Phoenician Style, 9th-8th century BC

Accession #61.197.5

Reliefs depict triangular frontlets on the foreheads and noses of horses to protect them from blows. Perhaps this example was worn on parade, rather than in battle where a more substantial material would have been used.

Text from the Metropolitan Museum of Art label.

Filed under: Arqueologia,ARTÍCULOS,Exposiciones,General,H. Próximo Oriente,HISTORIA ANTIGUA,MITOLOGÍA,R. Próximo Oriente,RELIGIONES ANTIGUAS

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