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Winged ibex

Vase handle in the form of a winged ibex.
Partly gilt silver, Achaemenid artwork, 4th century BC.
Photo taken by Jastrow at the Louvre, Paris.


When I lived in Paris many years ago, I often visited the Louvre and one of my favourite sections contained Middle Eastern antiquities. Here I came across this beautiful vase handle and went to see it several times. Recently I discovered this photo of it.

AFJ Dec 16