• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 196

    A GEOMETRIC GREEK BRONZE BULL

    CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GEOMETRIC GREEK BRONZE BULL
    CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.
    Standing foursquare, with large curving horns, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) long; a Greek bronze bird with fan-shaped tail, 2 in. (5 cm.) long; another bird with pointed tail, 1½ in. (4 cm.) long, both mounted; and a fragmentary Greek bronze horse on integral base, the underside with three wavy relief lines, 2 in. (5 cm.) high, all 8th Century B.C. (4)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Prof. Hans and Marie-Louise Erlenmeyer collection, formed between 1943 and the early 1960s.