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Lot 0007
**Originally Listed At $800**

Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. late 4th to 2nd century CE. A wonderfully naturalistic and detailed mold-made head of a bull with great aged deposits. The eyes, ears, nostrils, and mouth are all well-depicted from the mold. Animal votives like this one were popular throughout the Classical world, and bull figures of pottery and bronze were often given as offerings at the Temple of Zeus of Olympia. Bulls are believed to symbolize power, signifying virility and masculinity, qualities prized above all others in ancient Greece. Comes with stand. Size: 5.85" L x 5.55" W x 4.5" H (14.9 cm x 14.1 cm x 11.4 cm); height on stand: 6.25" (15.9 cm).

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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Horns are lost; slight losses around the lower edges, with a small hole drilled through one side under the chin. Surface deposits as shown.

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Hellenistic Greek Pottery Votive - Bull

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Feb 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA