- Museum number
Copper alloy figure of a reclining bearded male ibex; hollow cast; three slots on the underside; tall curved and ribbed horns, with tall pointed ears behind; multiple folds represented over the almond-shaped eyes; short erect tail; recumbent with left foreleg flexed and hoof broken off and now missing; hooves and fetlocks represented; corrosion attack and patina appears to be consistent with antiquity.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC (?)
Height: 29.50 centimetres
Length: 24.50 centimetres
Thickness: 10.50 centimetres (at head)
Thickness: 14.50 centimetres (maximum)
- Curator's comments
- This object has been interpreted as a possible furniture-fitting (J. Curtis, 1990, "Ancient Persia", pp. 48-49), for which the slots on the underside may have therefore served for attachment.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
G52/IRAN/8/12, from official opening 17/11/95-Aug 2005.
G49/IRAN, case 8, no. 1, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.
Iranian Room [IR], case ?, no. 34, Jul 1975-ca 1990.
- Left foreleg hoof broken off and missing; the horns show signs of splitting and have been consolidated (and reconsolidated in July 2003); these have a tendency to pull the object forward and the object should be handled with care accordingly; corrosion attack and patina appears to be consistent with antiquity.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Report to Trustees, supplement 6 April 1987.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 3309 (NACF art review number)