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Ancient Holy Land, Judea, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A hand-built pottery vessel depicting an expressive bull standing atop a quartet of nubbin legs. The bulbous, hollow body is surmounted by a circular spout in front of a handle that doubles as the tail, and a tapered neck projects upwards from the front. A stylized bull head bears a pair of hemispherical eyes within recessed sockets, a snub-nose snout with a protruding tongue, and a pair of curving horns, all above a semicircular spout. A charming zoomorphic vessel from ancient Judea! Size: 6.9" W x 4.7" H (17.5 cm x 11.9 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private prominent D.K. collection, New York, USA, acquired in the 2000s

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One horn has been restored with new material and the handle has been repaired. Otherwise in very nice condition, with a few small losses, chips, and scratches on surface as well as some weathering/abrasion to lower body. Rich deposits on surface.
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Holy Land Judea Pottery Spouted Bull Vessel

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Jul 01, 2020
Starting Price $800
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