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1st century B.C., 7th century B.C.
H: 8 cm
Brown, Green, Red
Complete and in good condition. Minor cracks and superficial wear.
This Statuette of a Wild Sheep or a Ram was carved from a thin stone pebble, which is still partially translucent, despite the current dark and worn appearance of the surface.
This statuette represents a very popular mythological hybrid figure that was largely widespread in Near Eastern iconography from the Sumerian period.
Despite its miniature size and the hardness of the stone, this amulet is remarkable for its technical and artistic quality; the surface is perfectly polished.
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