13 mars 2017

Galerie Rhéa at TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 436

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) Horse... [Lire la suite]