<em>Block with the Head of a Bull in Sunk Relief</em>, ca. 1352-1332 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 x 5 1/8 x 11 13/16 in. (22.8 x 13 x 30 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.883. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.883_negA_bw.jpg)

Block with the Head of a Bull in Sunk Relief

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352-1332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9 x 5 1/8 x 11 13/16 in. (22.8 x 13 x 30 cm)


Accession Number: 36.883

Image: CUR.36.883_negA_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone block with the head of a cow in sunk relief. The head is beautifully modeled with great freedom and suggests a strong Mycenaean influence. A cord runs to the cow's head from the right and on the upper right corner of the block there is part of some floral decoration also in sunken relief. Very slight traces of red paint on the background. The disk between the cow's horns is only a semicircle possibly indicating that the piece was never completed. The stone is unusually soft. Condition: There are minor chips on the cow’s face. The part including her horns and disk was apparently found separately and reattached.

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