A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE

A Roman Bronze Head of a Bull, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE

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a very fine attachment in the shape of a bull's head with an elaborate sacrificial harness,  incised vertical wavy lines between raised striated bands, the ears perforated with pins for attachment, the triangular head with incised details.

Representations of bulls are perhaps one of the most popular types of animal figurines within the Roman world. Apart from the common thread of bull imagery in the ancient realm, with its fertility symbolism, bull representations may have been considered appropriate because the animal itself was the quintessential animal of sacrifice. Another possibility is that the bulls were considered appropriate for specific cults, for instance, those of Dionysus or Jupiter.

Published: Christie's, NY, Antiquities Auction, 5th December 2001, lot #633

Condition: Tips to the horns missing that do not detract, otherwise intact and in very good condition overall. A very nice example, offered on a museum-quality custom mount.

Dimensions: Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Provenance: Property of a European Gentleman, thereafter a Maryland private collection, acquired from the NY trade in 2003.

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