London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A SARDINIAN BRONZE RAM
NURAGHIAN PERIOD, CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
On four short legs, leaning backwards, gaze turned slightly to the right, curling horns and pointy tip of tail, mounted
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) long
Private collection, Switzerland, 1989.
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