13 June 2000
AN URARTIAN BRONZE CAULDRON ATTACHMENT
circa 8th century b.c.
In the form of the head of a winged bull, the large horns curving upward, the ears projecting horizontally, with a mass of wavy hair along the poll, the small round eyes under heavy arching brows, the hair a mass of waves on the back of the neck, with ringlets along the sides, the narrow face flaring into a wide nose and mouth, the preserved wing with a series chevroned feathers
27/8 in. (7.3 cm) wide
Dr. Elie Borowski
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For a cauldron with three similar bull's head attachments see no. 30, p. 236 in Merhav, ed., Urartu, A Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C.E..
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