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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    A NORTH CAUCASIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A ZEBU

    CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NORTH CAUCASIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A ZEBU
    CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
    With short curved horns and curly forelock, pronounced eyes and nostrils, a heavy dewlap and a hump at the base of the neck, a long tail and exaggerated genitalia, standing foursquare on an integral base plate
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long


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    PUBLISHED:
    A. P. Kozloff, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Cleveland, 1981, no. 39.

    Provenance

    Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001) collection, Switzerland.
    A Peaceable Kingdom: The Leo Mildenberg Collection of Ancient Animals; Christie's, London, 26-27 October 2004, lot 368.
    Private collection, UK.