A WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Hollow cast in the form of a bovine, standing four-square on flattened hooves, the forward flanks emphasized by raised ovals, the head facing forward, the flattened cylindrical snout ridged on the upper surface, the nostrils indented, with a slit mouth, tapering horns projecting forward and curving in at their tips, large indented eyes and small triangular ears, the vessel spout protruding from between the shoulders, the rim recessed to accommodate the now-missing lid, once secured by chains (one partially preserved) attached to side loops
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long