10 December 2004
A GREEK BRONZE BULL
LATE CLASSICAL TO EARLY HELLENISTIC PERIOD
CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
Naturalistically-modelled with the ribs, musculature and bone structure depicted, the head lowered, with defined jaw line, slit mouth, incised nostrils and recessed lidded eyes, the ears protruding, the horns (one preserved) curving back, a mane running from the poll to the withers, the locks of hair incised, the genitalia rendered
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long
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A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Cleveland, 1981, no. 144.
U. Gehrig, ed., Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden, Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg, Mainz am Rhein, 1983, no. 144.
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