Monumental Votive Figure of a Cow

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 21 cm x 34 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2365
Provenance: From an English private collection since 1975. Thence Gorny & Mosch auction on 7 June 2009, lot 376. Last in a Scottish collection.
Condition: Legs, tail and horns broken, a piece of the right foreleg reattached.
Description: Large handmade statuette of a cow of light beige clay. The animal is naturalistically depicted, the head facing to the right, the mouth slightly open. The back muscles, the strong neck, the neck wrinkles and the full udder bear evidence of the masterly animal study of early Hellenism. Mounted.