Ibex-Shaped Vessel The ribbed horn of an ibex (a type of wild goat) forms the handle of this vessel. Made for ritual use, liquid, perhaps oil, could be poured into the tail and out of the animal& mouth. Iranian (Artist) ca.
The astonishing figure shows a compact body with small hooves, one of a pair of wings, and a human face. The iconographical source is Near Eastern, possibly one of the human-headed composite creatures that figure prominently on readily portable seals