Lotto 4 | GREEK HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA SACRED YOUNG BULL PROTOME 3rd century BC

BERTOLAMI FINE ARTS - Crockford Park Road 68, KT15 2LU Addlestone
Auction 85 - Antiquities sessione unica
lunedì 14 dicembre 2020 ore 14:00 (UTC +01:00)

GREEK HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA SACRED YOUNG BULL PROTOME 3rd century BC

GREEK HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA SACRED YOUNG BULL PROTOME
3rd century BC

height cm 14,5

This beautiful protome of a young bull is characterized by a detailed rendering of the anatomical elements as the horns, the fur and the wrinkles of flesh around the nose and neck. Curiously, two others small horns start from the forehead. Originally it was brightly painted; a missing ear. Provenance: English private collection, according to the heirs possibly purchased in some auction or Art Gallery during 1970s-1980s.