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Bronze statuette of a bull

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 2 1/4in. (5.7cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.84
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Many statuettes of this type, belonging to the Roman Imperial period, are thought to be adaptations from an Egyptian original type and may be associated with Apis, the sacred animal of Memphis.
Fürtwangler, Adolf. 1906. "Der Augustus-Kameo des Aachener Lotharkreuzes." Bonner Jahrbücher, 114/115: pp. 199-200, fig. 4.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 426, p. 169, New York: Gilliss Press.

Reinach, Salomon. 1916. "Quatre mille statues antiques." Répertoire de la Statuaire Greque et Romaine, Vol. 4. no. 1, p. 485, Paris: E. Leroux.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Animals in Greek Sculpture: A Survey. fig. 104, pl. 34, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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