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Recumbent ibex

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Bronze sculpture of a recumbent ibex. The face is turned. The left leg is stretched and the other folded under the body. The ibex sits on a plate stand. One horn is missing. The surface is polished, but worn.

Provenance

By 1957: Gift from Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes. (Accession date: February 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, about 9th century B.C.

Findspot

Iran

Dimensions

Height x Length: 6.6 x 9.3 cm (2 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.147

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture