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Goat

Type
Fitting: furniture
Historical period(s)
Iron Age II, ca. 1000-800 BCE
Medium
Bronze and stone
Dimension(s)
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)
Geography
Northwest Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.18
Label
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
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Keyword(s)
casting, goat, ibex, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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