Western Asiatic Life Size Rams Head
From the Achaemenid rule of ancient Persia, 550 BC to 330 BC, or, possibly carrying over into the Parthian Empire of approximately 3rd century BC, a rare and powerful carved life sized marble ram's head, a foremost symbol of both earliest and successor Persian Empires.
In fine condition, this piece has not seen the market, at least for 80-90 years in this country and likely never. The head was obviously taken, quite cleanly, from either a public or temple statue, it has never been altered, restored or cleaned, and needs none of that. Of true to life size, the marble white, the carving is a bit more natural than stiffly emblematic, a strong thing of beauty. It sets perfectly and suited to its fine large solid figured mahogany block display stand, my addition of 45 years past. Did I mention rare, ..it certainly is. Aprrox. 10" length, 7.5" height, 7.5" width