Ancient Near Eastern Abstract Bronze Ibex Amulet - 900 Bc


Ancient Near Eastern Abstract Bronze Ibex Amulet - 900 Bc

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Ancient Near Eastern Abstract Bronze Ibex Amulet - 900 Bc:
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A remarkable ancient Near Eastern bronze statuete of an ibex, dating to around 900 B.C.

In the form of an ibex, shown standing four-square with raised head and long, curved horns.Likely a votive piece dedicated in thanks for or inanticipation of a favour.

Pieces like this have been found throughout the Near East and have beenattributed as Phoenician, Luristan and Syrian in the literature.

A fascinating, abstract work of art.

Condition: Very good. Front right leg fractured, as shown. Unrestored.

Height:43 mm.

Provenance:

From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss, acquired 1950's-1990's.

Ezekiel Schloss is one of the most famous names in ancient Chinese ming-chi (terracotta figure) art. Together with his wife Lillian, he was a prolific collector, well respected authority and author of the major publication "Ancient Chinese ceramic sculpture from Han through T'ang". Schloss arrived in the US from Latvia in 1940. He was an accomplished cartoonist, working for many years at the New York times. The Schloss collection is rare in that it truly represents an educated collection of art; Schloss was immersed in Chinese ming-chi art and only collected beautiful examples of specific types, as well as the unusual, the charming and the rare.

Please note; this is a genuineNear Easternartefact offered for sale without reserve to promote our superb inventory of antiquities and ancient coins.

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