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Statue of a bull

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Bull statue, blue glaze. Heavy and clumsy. Surface roughened - nearly all of the head gone, exposing the hard, whitish clay. Kneeling on thin rectangular plinth. Folds of hide around the neck well marked.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Object Place

San el-Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm (1 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

86.787

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture