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Copper alloy model of a bull with the right foreleg broken and attachments on the rest of the feet for securing it on a base.
- Production date
Height: 21 centimetres
Length: 22.50 centimetres
Weight: 2371 grammes
Width: 7 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This and a few other objects, including a spearhead and some pottery, are all said to have been found in or beside a stone-lined grave in a mound some four metres high. The body was apparently crouched in an upright position, as if sitting. This must have been a person of some importance.
A similar bull is published in A.P.Kozloff "Ancient Animals from the Leo Mildenburg Collection" (Indiana University Press).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2003 19 March-7 June, Greece, Athens, Benaki Museum, 'The Bull in the Mediterranean World'
2002-2003 14 November-6 March, Spain, Barcelona, Salo del Tinell, 'The Bull in the Mediterranean World'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collection deposited in 1949; presented 1957 (Reports to Trustees 6 May 1957).
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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