Antiquities Gallery - Whetstone, Luristan Area, Western Persia

Home | Curiosities Gallery
Click on image below for larger photos

Luristan area, Western Persia
c. 1000 BC
5" (12.7 cm) high, 6.5" (16.5 cm) long

A cast bronze recumbant ibex with long curved neck and horns arching back to the body and front legs tucked under. Mottled green patina. Handle is intact; the whetstone insert, broken and repaired, is probably modern. Ref: David-Weill #61, Muscarella, pg. 182, (Williamson, N.Y. 1990)


Home | Curiosities Gallery

back to top