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Leaping Ibex, Ethiopia | by A.Davey
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Leaping Ibex, Ethiopia

Detail of a stunningly beautiful bronze oil lamp depicting a dog hunting an ibex. First century BCE or earlier, Matara (now in Eritrea).


In the collection of the National Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Taken without flash.


(I am indebted to the blog "Will's Way" for the information about this piece; the author is more thorough about documenting his museum photos than I am.)


I've complied with restrictions on the use of flash, and taken photos only when permitted by the museum.


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Taken on October 22, 2007