The Ram in the Thicket
Made in Ur
c. 2600 BC
Statuette of a goat perched against a bush looking for food; tree is of gold leaf; inlaid; goat has face and legs of gold leaf; horns, eyes and shoulder fleece of lapis lazuli; body fleece of white shell; originally mounted on wooden core; silver pedestal with mosaic description in shell, lapis lazuli and red limestone; one of a pair; tube rising from shoulders indicates that it was used as a support; inlaid.
Source: British Museum

The Ram in the Thicket

Made in Ur

c. 2600 BC

Statuette of a goat perched against a bush looking for food; tree is of gold leaf; inlaid; goat has face and legs of gold leaf; horns, eyes and shoulder fleece of lapis lazuli; body fleece of white shell; originally mounted on wooden core; silver pedestal with mosaic description in shell, lapis lazuli and red limestone; one of a pair; tube rising from shoulders indicates that it was used as a support; inlaid.

Source: British Museum

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    the only item i can always find in the British Museum i love it uwu it’s so beautiful
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    I want to make one of these. Make my ancestors proud, I will.
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