• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER IBEX

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER IBEX
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Standing on a high rectangular integral plinth, the plump body with short legs, the hooves incised, with long curving underslung horns, the triangular ears projecting below, bulging pellet eyes and a square beard, with a raised medial line vertically along the muzzle
    13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    M. Herinek, Vienna, 1980.