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A ROMAN BRONZE BULL'S TAIL
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A ROMAN BRONZE BULL'S TAIL

CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

Details
A ROMAN BRONZE BULL'S TAIL
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The well-modelled switch with curving locks individually delineated
23 in. (58.7 cm.) long
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Munzen und Medaillen, Auktion 203, 24-26 February 1999, lot 1083.
Private collection, Munich.
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Lot Essay

This tail would have belonged to a monumental bronze bull, which is likely to have once formed part of a group sculpture in a civic space.

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