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Eastern Greek Silver Ram’s Head

from a drinking vessel

5th Century BC

Height: 11.7 cm. (4 5/8 in.)


ex: private collection of an esteemed Classical scholar (d.1994), Germany; thence by descent. Previously, another private German collection, 1960s. German export license.

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures VI. (New York, 2008) p.16

Comparandum: Wilkinson, Charles; Two Ram-Headed Vessels from Iran (Bern, 1967) figs. 6, 8, Pl.IX (all of the purportedly form the Ziwiyeh region, 8th-7th C BC)

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