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Europa and the Bull

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1862,0201.1

  • Title (object)

    • Europa and the Bull
  • Description

    Marble group of Europa seated on back of Bull with two dolphins forming support at front; restored from eight fragments, head, arms and feet of Europa and forelegs and part of right handleg of bull lost; Greek text on neck of bull which is probably merely a graffito

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 100BC (about)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 185.5 centimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
  • Curator's comments

    See Waldhauer, Pythagoras of Rhegium. Petrograd 1915. 63-68.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1535 bibliographic details
    • Inscription 381 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1862

  • Acquisition notes

    Brought to England on HMS Scourge.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1862,0201.1

Marble group of Europa seated on back of Bull with two dolphins forming support at front; restored from eight fragments, head, arms and feet of Europa and forelegs and part of right handleg of bull lost; Greek text on neck of bull.After conservation.

Marble group of Europa seated on back of Bull with two dolphins forming support at front; restored from eight fragments, head, arms and feet of Europa and forelegs and part of right handleg of bull lost; Greek text on neck of bull.After conservation.

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