20 April 2005
A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE OF A GOAT
EASTERN GREEK OR ANATOLIAN, 7TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing on integral base, with short upturned tail and arched horns, a small triangular beard and forelock; and a Western Asiatic bronze bull, standing on integral base, with tall curved horns and prominent genitalia, early 1st millennium B.C.
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long and 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high respectively (2)
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Item one: Animals, 1981, I, no. 82.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife