13 June 2000
A WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE BULL
circa 2nd millennium b.c.
The elongated body hollow on the underside, its long straight tail hanging behind, with a twisted tassel, its genitalia rendered, with a long tapering neck, its ears projecting horizontally below long curving horns
4½ in. (11.4 cm) high
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Similar bronze bulls have been found in northern, southern and central Anatolia as well as Syria. See no. 125 in Muscarella, Ladders to Heaven.
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