- Museum number
Copper alloy fitting, with long plain bar ending in the foreparts of a reclining ibex; cast.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Height: 17.80 centimetres
Length: 17.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Described on p. xv as one of the "two small animal bronzes [which] rank high in the field of sculpture, one a memorable ibex head from the Raphael Collection, perhaps fifth century B.C." and again on p. 11 as a "Bronze ibex head, Achaemenid(?), Vth-IVth century B.C." in the exhibition guide, 'Persian Art: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Exhibition of Persian Art at Burlington House, London 1931'.
The object was sent for moulding by Mr Langhorn in the Cast Shop from 18 July to 21 September 1968 (WAA, 'Objects to Lab' book). The cast is listed as available in the British Museum Facsimile Service 'Catalogue of Replicas from British Museum collections' (n.d.), in the series "Persia". One cast of this was purchased by Cecil Beaton who later wrote to Mr Barber in the Cast Service asking for more information about the original (Barber q.v., 1962).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
G52/IRAN/8/11, from official opening 17/11/95-Aug 2005.
G49/IRAN, case 8, no. 2, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.
Iranian Room [IR] case ?, no. 14, Jul 1975-ca 1990.
1971, BM, 'Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire'
Persian Landing, wall-case [WC] 2 (in 1960-68)
Persian Room, wall-case [WC] 15, top shelf.
Exhibition: "International Exhibition of Persian Art", Royal Academy, London, Jan 1931; case 10K, then in the Oscar Raphael collection.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition of the collection reported in the British Museum Report of the Trustees 1966, p.38
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number