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Statuette of a bull

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Statuette of a bull, finely executed in a stately pose. He stands firmly on all four feet with the head proudly raised. Careul attention to details like the heavy dewlap, curly topknot, and muscular body. A pinhole between the horns may have served to fasten an Egyptian symbolic headdress,...

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Provenance

By 1973: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (acquired by him in England, from an English collection); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, May 9, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); depth: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.215

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture