A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE HEAD OF A MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE
Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
In the form of a facing head of a bull supplemented with the antlers of a stag, well-modeled, with a V-shaped tuft of hair along the forehead composed of interwoven locks, the large almond shaped eyes inlaid, the additional inlays of the pupils now missing, the eyes with thick lids rippling above, the ridged nose with tear-shaped nostrils, the small mouth below, with short upturned bull's horns and elongated stag's antlers emerging from the sides of the head, each curving outward in an S-shape with short pointed branches terminating in four points, the neck with fleshy folds, broadening to a flange, a suspension loop above
33 in. (83.8 cm) wide