8 June 2001
AN EAST GREEK OR ACHAEMENID BRONZE IBEX HEAD
Circa 4th Century B.C.
The hollow figure with a long tapering beard, the triangular face well-modelled, the mouth slightly open, with wide almond-shaped eyes below a bulging brow, and a high arching horn with evenly spaced ridges on the outer edge
5 1/8 in. (13 cm) long
Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Basel, 1984
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For the style compare the bronze handle, no. 207 in Ortiz, In Pursuit of the Absolute.
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