26 - 27 October 2004
AN ELAMITE BANDED AGATE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT BULL
MIDDLE ELAMITE, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY B.C.
Stylized, with separately carved bead-like 'head' pierced centrally, the hollow body with hind and forelegs tucked underneath, with short tail, pierced for attachments through the tail, on the back (remains of copper pin), in centre front and on the rim
2¾ in. (7.1 cm.) long
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Tierbilder, 1983, no. 12c; Animals, 1986, II, no. 7; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 136.
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