- Museum number
Glazed composition protome in the form of a winged (?) bull; there is a peg-hole at the back, suggesting that it may originally have been mounted as an architectural element; muzzle missing; fractured at the back.
- Production date
- 8thC BC-7thC BC
Height: 12.10 centimetres (max.)
Weight: 457 grammes
Width: 6.70 centimetres (max.)
Depth: 6.50 centimetres (max.)
- Curator's comments
- Comparable protomes from the French excavations at Susa are believed to be architectural ornaments and date to the Neo-Elamite period (cf. Amiet 1966, figs 381-82; Amiet 1967; Harper, Aruz & Tallon 1992, no.148).
Amiet, P. 1966. 'Elam', Auvers-sur-Oise.
Amiet, P., 1967. "Éléments émaillées du décor architectural néo-Élamite", 'Syria' XLIV: 27-46.
Harper, P.O., Aruz, J. & Tallon, F., 1992. 'The Royal City of Susa: Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre', New York.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
G52/IRAN/5/15, from official opening 17/11/95-6 Dec 2005.
- Fair; incomplete; muzzle missing.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Registered in error as coming from Warka.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number