13 June 2000
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A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE HOOF OF AN ANIMAL
circa 3rd century a.d.
Naturalistically-rendered, from a near lifesized figure of an animal, the hoof cloven, the underside subtly curved, with three incised horizontal tapering lines along the sides, curving tufts of hair along the top of the hoof, the leg bulging at the ankle, the leg incised with three columns of tufts on the front and sides and incised in Vs on the back, with two prominent spurs behind
53/8 in. (13.7 cm) high
Purchased by the owner in the 1970s
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Jemen, Staatliche Museen für Völkerkunde, Munich, 1987
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The Tibor Collection includes 19 soldier vases, bold and colossal forms admired by specialist Becky Maguire
The final work in a series of paintings of a Georgian house in Cookham, commissioned by the man who later helped to found the Stanley Spencer Gallery