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Small Bull's Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, plaster, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 × 2 15/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17.2 × 7.5 × 12.6 cm) H. with base: 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION The bull’s head and upper neck feature large, oval eyes that are staring forward with notches at the snout to represent nostrils. There is a small incision below the snout in the shape of a mouth. Two horns sit at the crown of the head, which have since been broken. There are cracks in the wood at the crown of the head, base of the head, and behind the right horn. The horns are broken approximately 3 inches from the head and have holes containing wooden dowels at its core. There are notches at the bases of the horns and striations in the wood resembling hair. There are palimpsests of pigment on the face and forehead of the sculpture. Condition: Fair condition.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Bull's Head, 664–332 B.C.E. Wood, plaster, pigment, 6 3/4 × 2 15/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17.2 × 7.5 × 12.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1562E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1562E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1562E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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