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Statuette of a goat

Statuette of a goat

Statuette of a goat

Hammered gold, decorated with wound gold thread and granulation

H: 10.5; L: 10.5 cm

Bequest of Anna D. Ternbach, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

97.095.0028

Archaeology/Islamic Art & Archaeology

This is a rare item, not only because few gold objects have survived from this period but also because of the Islamic opposition to figurative art. It is unclear what purpose the object served. It may have been a gift for a foreign dignitary.

From the Israel Museum publications:

3x50@50: IMJ Collection Highlights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2015