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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    A SOUTH ARABIAN OR PARTHIAN BRONZE IBEX

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH ARABIAN OR PARTHIAN BRONZE IBEX
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    Possibly from an incense burner, the outstretched animal with incised details of coat along spine and ruff on chest, with alert ears and large ribbed horns, finely incised eyes and short muzzle, remains of rim attached by a strut emerging from the animal's lower chest
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) long


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    Cf. S. Simpson (ed.), Queen of Sheba, Treasures from Ancient Yemen, The British Museum, London, 2002, p. 135, no. 167 for a similar style ibex on a bronze lamp; also, A. Caubert and M. Bernus-Taylor, Near Eastern Antiquities, The Louvre, Paris, 1991, p. 69 for another South Arabian lamp with ibex handle (AO 4692).

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private collection, Germany, 1976-1978.