Bronze Erotic Group with Human and Mule

Culture: Sabaean
Period: 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10 cm x 8 cm
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 6233
Provenance: English private collection H. K., 1980s. On 21 May 2014 with Pierre Bergé & Associes, lot 129. Last on the English art market.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very rare zoophilia-depiction of a human and a mule. The stylized figure stands upright and pressing itself against the buttock of the animal. The arms are placed sideways along the pelvis of the mule. The animal with a slightly bent head. The eyes are large and with semi-circular lids. The ears are raised, a crest of the mane falls on the forehead.