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Pottery vessel in form of a bull

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Vessel in the form of a bull, incorporating both handmade and wheelmade elements. The hand-modeled body is ovoid, but pinched at the center to give it a slightly hourglass shape. A wheelmade funnel has been set into the top. The neck and horns are are handmade, but the head is wheelmade and...

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By 1986: Betty Bartlett McAndrew collection; bequeathed to the MFA by Betty Bartlett McAndrew October 22, 1986. (Accession date: October 22, 1986)

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Estate of Betty Bartlett McAndrew

Near Eastern, Iranian, Amlash, Early Iron Age, 999–900 B.C.


Height x width x length: 12.6 x 7.5 x 19.2 cm (4 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World