<em>Spouted Vessel in the Form of a Bull</em>, ca. 1200–800 B.C.E. Clay, 11 x 14 3/16 x 5 7/8 in. (28 x 36 x 15 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.65.1_PS9.jpg)

Spouted Vessel in the Form of a Bull

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1200–800 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 11 x 14 3/16 x 5 7/8 in. (28 x 36 x 15 cm)



Accession Number: 2015.65.1

Image: 2015.65.1_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A vessel with a round body that expands to an almost spherical rump. The neck and humped shoulder rise in a single broad curving shape to a conical point behind the head whose muzzle is drawn out into a beak-like spout. A pair of round, approximately cresentic, horns rise from the sides of the head. At the base of each horn is a tiny round impressed eye and a protruding nub-like ear. A round ridge suggesting the tail curves down the hindquarters. The pronounced shoulder hump of the bull identifies it as zebu, a bovine species originating in India.

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