Ram in the Thicket
Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries
From: Iraq | Ur
Curatorial Section: Near Eastern
|Ram in the Thicket
|Middle East Galleries - On Display
|Iraq | Ur
|Gold | Silver | Lapis Lazuli
|Ram | Goat | Tree
CBS Register: U.12357. Goat of gold, silver, lapis, shell, in the round, standing in a gold bush, on mosaic pavement.
Small figural furnishing found with a near duplicate in grave 1237 in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. Though colloquially known as the 'Ram in the Thicket' it more accurately depicts a goat standing on its back legs to feed on leaves in a tree. The goat is formed of shell, lapis, and gold originaly formed over a wood and bitumen core. It was crushed flat by the weight of some nine meters of soil above it and had to be painstakingly restored.
|British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1930
|U.12357 - Field No SF | B18422 - Old Museum Number
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