Stand in the Shape of an Ibex

Iranianca. 1000-800 BC

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

The ring above the horns supported a bowl that may have held an incense burner. No exact parallel is known for this unusual piece, and the ultimate inspiration may lie in the Central Asian steppes.


  • Title: Stand in the Shape of an Ibex
  • Date Created: ca. 1000-800 BC
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h34 x d17.5 cm
  • Type: stands; sculpture
  • Rights: Museum purchase, 1949, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: bronze
  • Provenance: Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Brummer Auction, New York, April 20, 1949; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
  • Place of Origin: Azerbaijan (?)
  • ExhibitionHistory: In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978; To Arrest the Ravages of Time: Caring for Art at the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996; Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001
  • Artist: Iranian

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