Ibex figurine

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.629

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze figurine of an ibex with a raised head. There is a green patina. It is crudely made. One leg is missing. There is a suspension ring at the back of the neck. The surface is rough and worn. The details are worn.

Provenance

By 1930, acquired in Iran, probably by Ayoub Rabenou, Paris; 1930, sold by Rabenou, through Arthur Upham Pope (b. 1881 - d. 1969), Paris, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: August 7, 1930)

NOTE: MFA accession nos. 30.544-30.637 were purchased from Arthur Upham Pope for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission. According to Pope, the majority of the group belonged to Rabenou.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund