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.
- Medium: Silver
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 410 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXVII Dynasty
- Period: Achaemenid Period
- Dimensions: Height 6 9/16in. (16.7cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 54.50.41
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Vessel Handle in Form of Ibex, ca. 410 B.C.E. Silver, Height 6 9/16in. (16.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.50.41. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Silver handle from a large vessel. Form, a bounding Ibex with front legs folded under body; horns in the round with tips attached to ears. Lower end of handle terminates in palmette (lotus?). Cast, with hollow channel through handle and opening at each end. Possibly related to 54.50.39. Condition: Right horn mostly lost as is right ear. Otherwise excellent condition. Surface had been extensively cleaned before object was received in Brooklyn. Condition: Right horn mostly lost as is right ear. Otherwise excellent condition. No certain traces of an original attachment to vessel could be detected.
- Record Completeness: Good (73%)