Vessel in the form of a Ram

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1000-550 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 10.3 x 7.5 x 18.9 cm (4 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Earthenware vessel in the shape of a ram. Irregular, elongated body with four short, stubby legs. The tubular body tapers up to an open mouth (spout) flanked by horns and eyes. Small, modelled tail and genitals; incised dashes/lines surround the body (to indicate wool?). The vessel does not sit evenly on all four legs. Coarse red-brown earthenware.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Galerie Israel
    Frank and Joan Mount
  • Provenance

    To 1965
    Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1965 [1]
    From 1965 to 1996
    Frank and Joan Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1965
    From 1996
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Frank and Joan Mount in 1996
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
  • Type

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