Mesopotamian Terracotta Ram’s Head Fragment

GBP 175.00

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Object Description

A rare Mesopotamian terracotta fragment moulded in the shape of a stylised ram’s head. Ridged horns spring from the centre of the animal’s forehead and coil behind its small protruding ears. Three circular knobs also feature on the forehead, arranged in a triangular shape. The small eyes are rendered with two incised holes placed at the sides of the chipped muzzle. The ram’s long neck curves downwards, displaying defined anatomical features and a ridged mane at the top.

The piece comes with a custom wood stand and an old scholarly note, handwritten and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993.

Date: Circa 3000-2600 BC.

Object History

Ex major S.M., London, Collection 1970-2010.

Object Condition

Good condition, a few chips to the body.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:10.9 x H:9.2 centimeters

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Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
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