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 :)

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