Description & Technical information

The circular bronze disc decorated in low relief with the Master of the Animals standing in the centre holding an ibex by a rear leg in each hand. The hero is depicted with a long pointed beard and large round eyes. He wears a long belted tunic and thick boots. A repousse beaded border around the edge of the plaque.

Some small losses around the outer border and a small hole above his right foot filled.

Period:  Antiquity
Origin:  Near East
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.5 cm (2¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, USA acquired 1990s
Literature: A cheekpiece from a horse bit depicting a similar subject in the Nasli M Heeramaneck Collection of Ancient Near Eastern and Central Asian Art now on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Categories: Classical & Egyptian antiquities