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profile: Goat 3/4 proper right: Goat 3/4 proper left: Goat front: Goat back: Goat


Fitting: furniture
Historical period(s)
Iron Age II, ca. 1000-800 BCE
Bronze and stone
H x W x D: 26 x 15.8 x 8.7 cm (10 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 3 7/16 in)
Northwest Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
The mountain goat, with its magnificent horns, inhabited the high rocky regions of the ancient Near East, and from early times inspired artistic representations. Several places on the head, chest, and feet of this example show that it was originally attached to another object. This evidence, together with the rather decorative character of the figure, suggests that it was made for use as a decorative fitting on a piece of furniture, perhaps a throne.
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
casting, goat, ibex, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

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