The 'Ram in a Thicket'

The Ram in a Thicket

From From Ur, southern Iraq, about 2600-2400 BC

Height: 45.700 cm
Width: 30.480 cm

ME 122200

This beautiful animal is made of gold and jewels. He is standing up peeking through a bush. From the way he is standing, we can tell he is a goat, not a sheep.

He was found in a grave. When he was found he had been squashed flat by the earth. Conservators had to stretch him back out.

On display: Room 56: Mesopotamia