Old Babylonian Terracotta Ram Rattle Figurine

GBP 900.00

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Object Description

An Old Babylonian, terracotta vessel rattle in the shape of stylised ram. The animal features a rotound, globular body, balanced on four short, cylindrical legs. The body leads an elongated head, with protruding, circular eyes and a rounded snout. The nose is perforated with a small hole. The defining feature is a set of large, undulated horns, sat between the body and head, just behind small ears. The horns have been decorated with small,linear indentations, to mirror the ridged bone of the animal. There is also another small perforation to the underside of the animal’s belly.

Date: Circa 2000-1800 BC

Object History

Ex London dealer collection, BL, acquired 1980s-2000s.

Object Condition

Excellent. Form and features still clearly defined.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:6 x H:7 x D:11.5 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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