An Ancient Persian Cast Bronze Figure of a Bull

An Ancient Persian Cast Bronze Figure of a Bull

2nd millennium BC Persia

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An Ancient Persian Cast Bronze Figure of a Bull
Smooth red and brown patina
Early 1st Millennium BC

Size: 4cm high, 7.5cm long, - 1½ ins high, 3 ins long
Provenance: Ex Private Scottish collection
The bull and the ram were important sacrificial animals to the Persians and their priests. Indeed, bulls can be found in bronze, stone and ceramic art throughout many of the ancient Middle Eastern empires.
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