Winged Ibex Vessel Handle

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
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published on 18 May 2015
Winged Ibex Vessel Handle

This winged ibex was a handle for a metal amphora-shaped vessel, made in the 4th century BCE in Achaemenid Persia. This high level of detail was achieved through the use of lost-wax technique.

It has been suggested that this piece of art resembles both the god Bes and the Greek god Silenus, which may indicate that a Greek artisan made this piece of art.

Louvre Museum, Paris. Sully wing, ground floor, Room 12a.

H: 27cm
W: 15 cm
D: 10cm

About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. V. D. (2015, May 18). Winged Ibex Vessel Handle. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3871/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Winged Ibex Vessel Handle." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 18, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3871/.

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Winged Ibex Vessel Handle." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2015. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

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