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Statuette of an ibex, Luristan, 1st millenium BC. Bronze and green patina, 5.2 x 10.6 cm © Galerie Rhéa

Interesting figurine of an ibex with an extremely elongated body, short legs and large horns. This piece belongs to a group of exhibits bearing the title Abstract forms in antiquity. Intention or coincidence?,

Provenance: Ex Swiss private collection S.C., Basel, before 1970

Literature: Cf. E. de Waele, Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash, Louvain 1982, p. 93 no. 105, p. 95, no. 107 (for the style of the head)

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Horse cheekpiece or pendant, Villanova, 9th-8th century BC. Bronze and Reddish green patina, 12.5 x 14 cm © Galerie Rhéa

Bronze horse with slender body and high crested mane, the legs terminating in circular loops; further loops for suspension on the horseback. This piece belongs to a group of exhibits bearing the title Abstract forms in antiquity. Intention or coincidence?.

Provenance: Ex Swiss private collection Dr. R. and L.B.

Literature: Cf. A.P. Kozloff (ed.), Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part I, The Cleveland Museum of Art 1981, no. 83

Galerie Rhéa. Classical, Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities. TEFAF Maastrich 2017. Stand 436