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Dish in Form of Bound Ibex

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 7/16 × 1 1/4 × 6 7/8 in. (11.2 × 3.2 × 17.4 cm) mount: 17 × 7 × 2 1/2 in. (43.2 × 17.8 × 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1915, acquired by Robert de Rustafjaell; December 1, 1915, sold at the Anderson Galleries, “The Interesting and Valuable Egyptian Collection formed by Robert de Rustafjaell”, lot 711; between 1915 and 1942, provenance not yet documented; by 1942, acquired by Carl Clausen of Delaware Water Gap, PA; 1942, purchased from Carl Clausen by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark green steatite dish in the form of a bound ibex. Head and horns in the round with ends of horns joined to body near top center. Feet bound under body. Body hollowed out to form dish. Under side of body convex. Condition: Surface shows some marks of wear. Otherwise perfect.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Dish in Form of Bound Ibex, ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E. Steatite, 4 7/16 × 1 1/4 × 6 7/8 in. (11.2 × 3.2 × 17.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 42.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.11_SL1.jpg)
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