Vessel in the form of a bull

Description
Bulls were very popular in Bronze Age and Iron Age Cyprus as they were thought to represent power and fertility. This bull is hollow, and it is uncertain whether it was made as a jug or as a statuette.
Accession Loan No.
31/1918/96
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
vessel in the form of a bull
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
rhyton in the form of a bull
Dimensions
whole W 50 mm; whole height 100 mm; whole depth 130 mm
Production Year Low
-1450
Production Year High
-1200
Family Group

Material
pottery; Base Ring ware II
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Cyprus
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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