Exhibitions: Assyrian Reliefs

Vessel Handle in Form of Ibex

This silver handle would have been one of a pair attached to a vessel. It represents a bounding ibex with an oversize head and horns. The animal's front legs are folded under its body, and the hind legs follow the handle's curve. This object, found in Egypt, dates to the period of Persian rule, during the fifth century B.C.E.