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The Burghead Bull

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Burghead Bull
  • Description

    Symbol stone, roughly triangular, dark brown colour; flat surface incised with figure of bull; scrolls at hip and shoulder; Romilly Allen Class I.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 centimetres
    • Width: 55 centimetres (at base)
  • Bibliography

    • Marzinzik 2013 143 bibliographic details
    • Johns 2011 p. 157 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41

  • Exhibition history

    2001-2002 12 Dec-28 Feb, Leeds, Henry Moore Institute, The Unidentified Museum Object
    1998 18 Apr-12 Jul, Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Celtic Art

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: The Burghead Bull

COMPASS Title: The Burghead Bull

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