Vintage metal ram's head, Baphomet idol
This black ram's head is perfectly suited to be an idol of Baphomet (though that was perhaps not the original intention). The idea of Baphomet dates back to 1307, when the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping an idol-head of the deity during an inquisition by King Philip IV of France. Under severe torture, knights offered up a variety of descriptions of their idol-head. It was said to be a severed head, a man's skull, a head with three faces, a bearded head with sparkling eyes, and various other things---sometimes not even a head at all.
Although none of the knights described the idol as goat-like, the deity would later be represented as such by occultists. The most prominent example is occultist Éliphas Lévi, whose 1856 drawing of Baphomet (below) has since become canonical.
Not much is known about the age or origin of this particular piece. Depite being ideally suited to represent Baphomet, the original intentions behind the black ram's head are unclear. It's good-looking, made of metal, and painted black, with no occult symbols engraved in it. Perfect for display or ritual purposes. The head is about 8" wide, 7" deep, and 5 1/2" tall. It weighs a solid 4 1/4 pounds.