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Statuette of a Bull
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Statuette of a Bull


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The small figure of a young bull, which has lost its horns, may have served as a burial object. The evident youth of the animal may be related to its associations with renewal. Similar bull statuettes have been excavated at Marib.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/01/2008Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby's, London, October 19, 1970, lot 96; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, October 19, 1970, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
1st century BCE-2nd century CE
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.55
Measurements
H: 3 7/16 x W: 1 5/8 x D: 4 5/16 in. (8.8 x 4.1 x 11 cm)
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Not On View

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