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Vessel Handle in Form of Ibex

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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.
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)
ACCESSION NUMBER 54.50.41
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
IMAGE left, 54.50.41_left_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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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%)
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Vessel Handle in Form of Ibex