Vessel Handle in Form of Ibex
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The Persian conquest of Egypt in 525 B.C.E. led to a vogue for metalwork in the Persian style, such as these animal-shaped handles and fluted bowls with floral decorations on the base. All of these objects were discovered in Egypt; the silver pieces were discovered together with a large number of objects as an offering at a temple of a foreign goddess.
ca. 410 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 27
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
Achaemenid. 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.50.41_left_PS2.jpg)
left, 54.50.41_left_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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