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Greek Terracotta Votive Bull, Hellenistic Period, 2nd-1st Century BC

Greek figure of a bull with raised head, pointed horns and barely indicated ears.

The weighty body with a heavy dewlap, a pronounced dorsal line and a hinted tail; standing on four legs.

The hollow figure made of two halves.

For related examples, cf. lot no. 209 in: Cahn Auktionen AG, Basel, 22nd September 2006 sale.

One horn restored, otherwise intact and fine. Remains of the original polychromy.

H. 8.2 cm (3.2 in), L. 12.1 cm (4.8 in)

German private collection H.S., acquired 2002.

380 USD

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