13 June 2000
A CASPIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A RAM
circa early 1st millennium b.c.
The long cylindrical body with short tapering legs, the chest and rump rendered as flat surfaces, the tail a straight ridge, with a hatched ridge along the edges of the fore-legs and arching over the rump, with hollowed-out eyes and spiraling horns, and a suspension loop on the back
2¾ in. (7 cm) high
Dr. Elie Borowski
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 182.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975.
For a similar ram in the Ternbach collection see no. 44, p. 77 in Merhav, et al., A Glimpse into the Past, the Joseph Ternbach Collection.
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