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Terracotta bull

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
ca. 1400–1300 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm) length 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.11.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Stripes painted in glaze; no eyes indicated; wide horizontal lines that follow contour of body.
Alexander, Christine. 1937. "Notes: Recently Acquired Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 32(1): p. 17, fig. 1.

Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1945. "Early Statuettes from Greece." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 3(10): p. 241.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 15, 167, pl. 167e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 11, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

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