Nubian Ibex Sculpture Information
This bronze Nubian Ibex Sculpture was created in Michael Keanes Studio in Dublin in 2010. It measured 10 x 10x 10cms. The model was sculpted in clay to create a mold and then fired in Dublin. A solid Bronze Sculpture was pulled from the mold and finished to high detail. This sculpture was exhibited in a Gallery in Dublin and purchased by a private buyer. This sculpture is extremely lifelike due to Michael’s attention to detail. For further information on this sculpture please contact Michael Keane today.
Nubian Ibex – Some interesting facts
The Nubian Ibex is a wild goat species that lives in mountains and deserts. They can be found in
- Saudi Arabia,
- and Sudan.
The Nubian Ibex is also known as the Arabian Ibex. It is commonly thought to be a subspecies of Alpine Ibex who live in the European Alps. Presently the wild Ibex population is very low at 1200 individuals.
The standard height of the Nubian Ibex or Arabian Ibex is 65 to 75cm to the shoulder. They weigh on average 50kgs or 110pounds. Females have a light tan colour with a white underbelly and males have a dark brown stripe running from head to tail.
The most notable feature of the Nubian Ibex is their horns. The average length of horns on a Male Ibex is one meter. These long horns extend up, backwards and then down. The females have much smaller horns at an average of 30cm.
Arabian Ibex or Nubian Ibex live in a mountainous dry rough terrain. Their diet consists of leaves and grasses. In their natural habitat they have three main enemies, Leopards, Bearded Vultures and Eagles. The Nubian Ibex or Arabian Ibex herds sleep at night and are active during the day.
Courtesy of: Britannica