Chinese Hand Carved Gilded Wood Panel Of a Goat In-Flight In The Woods
Chinese, Hand Carved, Gilded Wood Panel Of a Goat In-Flight In The Woods, Mountain Scene In The Background.
Most of the domesticated animals we know today originated in the Ancient Near East. These include cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, geese, horses, donkeys and mules. Their use for milk, meat, fat, leather, wool, hair, draught, transportation, manure, cheese, the storage of wealth, eggs, recreational, drugs and for religious use (sacrifice, extispicy and for maintenance of the religious complex) is documented.
The depiction of goats in the art and literature of the Ancient Near Eastern cultures provides us with a means to understand man’s attitudes towards goats during this period in time. It is clear that goats fulfilled an immensely important utilitarian function. The use of goats in ritual and symbolism has provided us with many motifs related to goats that are still in use today, these include the motifs of fertility, intelligence and craftiness.
Item Code - WOO6C156KA
Width: 6" Height: 5 3/4" Depth: 3/8" Weight: 115 g
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