Inlay of a Bull or Ram
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
5/8 x 1/8 x 1 3/16 in. (1.6 x 0.3 x 3 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Inlay of a Bull or Ram, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 5/8 x 1/8 x 1 3/16 in. (1.6 x 0.3 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1154E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1154E_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Glass inlay representing, in relief (the rear surface is flat), a striding bull, facing right. The bull’s head, which was erect, is missing. At the front of the plinth is an “s”- shaped projection up-wards which is either grass or a serpent. The colors are as follows: Hind quarters and right foreleg are translucent dark blue; the rest of the bull except for the head is a translucent green; the head (the little that is preserved) is opaque yellow; the plinth is opaque green.
Condition: Head missing; beeswax on reverse; some incrustation on obverse.
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