13 June 2000
A CASPIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A ZEBU
circa late 2nd-early 1st millennium b.c.
The long cylindrical body tapering to the small head, with wide curving horns and simple legs, the flattened hind quarters with a small bulge for a tail, a pendant loop at the back of the high conical hump
1.15/16 in. (4.9 cm) high
Dr. Elie Borowski
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 181.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975.
An old collection number painted on the flank.
For a similar zebu bull see no. 160, p. 97 in Muscarella, Bronze and Iron.
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