Monday, March 11, 2013
Sassanian bridle - sketch
I have been writing, from time to time, about the Sassanians and their horse tack , e g in this post.
The above sketch shows my attempt of a generalized appearance of such bridle, one of possible variations in the bridle arrangement of this Sassanian horse - the plate shows a royal personage hunting. Interestingly the forelock is not tied as customary on the Persian horses, it appears to have been just trimmed. I will post my copy of this plate next time.
Metal horse head from Kerman, showing the bridle, perhaps a combination of a metal bit and a cavesson/hackamore
My sketch was done with MyPaint
Khoda hafez :)