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The starring eye sockets filled with traces of lead
Circa 15th Century
Size: 40cm high – 15¾ ins high (approx)
Resembling a demonic bull, the image of this grotesque refers back to the ancient pagan gods Bacchus or Dionysus whose representative was a bull with a human face. The symbol of the bull also alludes to the beliefs in his power and his role as a lunar and solar god.