Cypriot Large terracotta bull: Archaic I - early II (700-550BC)

Large terracotta bull

A large, solid Cypro-Archaic terracotta figure of a standing bull with broad horns, pellet eyes, clear dewlap and nostril holes. Similar to some found at the sanctuary of Ayia Irini dated as mid Archaic I to early Archaic II, though most of those were hollow with wheel-made bodies. (cf Cyprus Museum 2315; V Karageorghis The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus VI (1996) p 29,plate XV (3)

The hind legs rejoined, otherwise good condition.

Size: 19.5cm high

(Ex the collection of The Cyprus Museum, Jacksonville, North Carolina, no. 247, the collection of Dr Takey Crist. Sold in dispersal sale Leland Little Auctions, USA, 15 June 2018, subsequently Hixenbough Antiquities.)

(Aquired Acquired from USA through Alan Baidun)

DJ 228 (Annex 208)