Large Faience Ram
Strikingly similar to the Romano-Egyptian Ram currently in the Met (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/545209) this piece depicts a ram, with a highly textured and naturalistically modelled coat, curled horns and a static forward pose.
Crafted from faience, a substance which is not quite clay and not quite glass, but comprised of quartz or sand and calcite lime which develops a bright blue or turquoise colour during firing.
With Dikran Kelekian (1867â€“1951), Paris, prior to 1951.
With Piero Tozzi (1882-1974) Galleries, New York.
Sold at: Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sothebyâ€™s, New York, 18thÂ June 1991, Lot 46.
With David Aaron Ltd, acquired from the above sale.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sothebyâ€™s, New York, 18thÂ June 1991, Lot 46.