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Lot 0078
**Originally Listed At $500**

Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 BCE. A stylized, cast bronze ibex with high, back-curving horns and a curled tail. The ibex looks spritely, as if ready to spring forward. A loop on the back allowed this fellow to be worn as a pendant. The ibex was a sacred figure associated with fertility and virility. This is a fine example of the skill of Luristan's bronze casters. Size: 2" H (5.1 cm); 2.25" H (5.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex Amyas Nagele collection, New York, USA

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Front legs are lost. Smooth, dark green patina on surface.

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Luristan Bronze Pendant - Stylized Ibex

Estimate $800 - $1,200May 21, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA