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Small Head of a Bull

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/8 in. (3.1 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.429E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Head of a Bull, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 1 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/8 in. (3.1 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.429E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.429E_neg_37.426E_grpA_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.429E_neg_37.426E_grpA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze head and neck of a cow or bull, probably from a composite sculpture. The horns are small and there is no solar disk. Hollow. Condition: Pieced together from several fragments. Tips of both ears missing. Rip in throat. Inner surface covered with products of corrosion and a resin. Some of this material has broken off and is now preserved wrapped up in tissue paper and placed inside the head.
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