Mesopotamian Coesmetic Vessel in Form of a Bull

Culture: Mesopotamia
Period: Mid 3rd millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6381
Provenance: Christie's auction on 18 December 1997, lot 228. Last in a New York collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Solid bronze statuette of a bull carrying on its back a cosmetic vessel (kohl pot). The animal with closed, strong front- and hind legs with accentuated hooves. The right front leg slightly put forward. Body and neck massive and muscular. The head with thick horns turned forward, small round eyes and a broad nose with nostrils. The forelock deeply engraved. The long tail tightly falls at the back between the legs. On the back a high raising, cast pot with a set off rim and small, circular opening. Mounted.