Gold Ibex, Akrotiri

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published on 29 July 2013

A gold ibex figurine from Akrotiri on Thera (Santorini), 17th century BCE. The figurine was discovered in 1999 CE in mint condition having been originally placed inside a wooden box within a clay chest. It is hollow and was made using the lost-wax technique. The legs, neck and tail were soldered on and finishing touches were added using a small hammer, indentations from which remain visible. (Museum of Prehistoric Thera).


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Mark Cartwright
Mark studied ancient Greek philosophy but has since widened his interests to more general Greek history and the ancient Americas. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.

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