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Statuette of wild goat (24826)

Statuette of wild goat (24826)

The gold statuette depicts a wild goat standing, with its muzzle turned to the side, its ears pricked up outwards in a watchful pose, its large horns arched at the tips, a pointed beard, its fur indicated by hatching only in certain points and a twisted tail. The legs have been restored, while the modern wooden base bears the original provenance “REPERTUM EDESSAE ORSHOENES”, modern-day Urfa in eastern Turkey, between the massif of Tauro and the upper course of the river Euphrates. The goat, which is of Achmenid production, was probably made by Persian goldsmiths who must have drawn on the pictures of ibexes typical of the 8th to 7th century art of Luristan.

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Codici (Label is not translated)
  Ente_competente: Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici delle Province di Napoli e Caserta
  SGTI: capro selvatico
Localizzazione_geografico-amministrativa (Label is not translated)
  PVCS: Italia
  regione: CAMPANIA
  provincia: Napoli
  comune: Napoli
  LDCT: palazzo
  Name: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
  Indirizzo: Piazza Museo, 19 - 80135
  LDCM: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
  Location: Not on display
Altre_localizzazioni_geografico_amministrative_reperimento (Label is not translated)
  PRVS: Italia
  regione: LAZIO
  provincia: Roma
  comune: Velletri
  PRCM: Museo Borgiano
Altre_localizzazioni_geografico_amministrative_provenienza (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Velletri, Borgia Collection
Dati_patrimoniali (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: 24826
  INVD: 1863 post
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  MISU: cm.
  Height: 9.5
  Width: 6.6
Dati_analitici (Label is not translated)
  Inscriptions - text:

Condizione_giuridica_e_vincoli (Label is not translated)
  CDGG: proprietà Stato
Fonti_e_documenti_di_riferimento (Label is not translated)

Ruesch 1865; Spinazzola 1928, nn. 225 e 227, p. XXXIV; Breglia 1941, n. 1027, p. 100, tav. XLV,1; Siviero 1954, n. 40, p. 20, tavv. 45-50; Coarelli 1966, n. 41, pp. 95-100; Collezioni Museo 1989, I,1, n. 48, pp. 212-213; De Caro 1994, p. 374; Collezione Borgia 2001, n. V.27, pp. 127-129.