<em>Head and Neck of Bull</em>, ca. 1000-600 B.C.E. Clay, height: 12 13/16 in. (32.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.65.29_PS9.jpg)

Head and Neck of Bull

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1000-600 B.C.E.

Dimensions: height: 12 13/16 in. (32.5 cm) base width: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)



Accession Number: 2015.65.29

Image: 2015.65.29_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A simplified bull's head that tapers to a round flat muzzle whose disk-like rim and large circular nostrils give the head a porcine appearance. The broad flat forehead, the broken stubs of curving horns and protruding ears, and the sharp edge of the jaw emphasize the bovine character of the animal. In keeping with the simplified style of the whole, the eyes have large circular rims and somewhat hemispherical centers. The tapering, almost conical neck has regular ridges that run diagonally across the sides of the neck. These ridges meet under the neck in a slight v with a vertical undulating flange that indicates the dewlap. The back of the neck is smooth.

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