Sumerian Lapis Lazuli Amulet of an Ibex

Culture: Sumerian
Period: Early dynastic period, 2800-2340 B.C.
Material: Lapis Lazuli
Dimensions: 2.2 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6140
Provenance: From the prominent Swiss private collection Surena, Zürich, acquired prior to 1980. Thence in a US private collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Exquisite lapis lazuli amulet depicting a lying ibex whose head is resting backwards in the shoulders. The fore- and hind legs are bent, where the hooves are almost touching each other. The tail and horns are finely ribbed. Numerous details in the face and ears. On the back a broad, drilled ring for suspension. Of exceptionally good quality.