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Cypriot Bronze Age Head of a Bull, 1475-1275 BC

Cypriot terracotta head of a bull from a plastic vase, the mouth pierced for pouring.

Finely modeled example with pellet eyes and applied ears; ridge of clay for the dewlap.

The clay has fired grey. Resting on a black stand.

For a complete example, cf. inventory no. 1898,1201.106 in the British Museum database.

Fragmentary. Hand-made, excellent quality and condition.

H. 7.2 cm (2.8 in)
H. with stand 9 cm (3.5 in)

Ex Charles Ede, sold November 27, 1995 to Dr. Takey Crist, founder and director of the Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Published 1995 in Ede's General Catalogue 161, lot no. 16.

1650 USD

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