Incense Holder in the Shape of a Bull

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century

Dimensions: height: 4 in. (10.2 cm)


Accession Number: 2021.1.56

Catalogue Description:
Hollow metal vessel in the shape of a male calf, straining to reach his mother's teat. The calf is adorned with jewels. The hole at its mouth would have held incense and released smoke. Most likely used in a Krishna temple, where bovine imagery was common.

Brooklyn Museum