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Ibex-Shaped Vessel
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Ibex-Shaped Vessel


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Description The ribbed horn of an ibex (a type of wild goat) forms the handle of this vessel. Made for ritual use, liquid, perhaps oil, could be poured into the tail and out of the animal's mouth.
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance H. D. Motamed, New York; Walters Art Museum, 1960, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1960

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Period
ca. 1000 BC
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2228
Measurements
9 13/16 x 8 7/16 x 4 15/16 in. (25 x 21.5 x 12.5 cm); from nose to end: 8 7/16 in. (21.5 cm) (w.)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)

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