Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bull head-shaped spout of vessel

Period:
Old Elamite
Date:
ca. early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Southwestern Iran
Culture:
Elamite
Medium:
Bitumen compound, shell
Dimensions:
2.14 x 3.75 in. (5.44 x 9.53 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Vessels
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.134.2
Not on view
Before 1918, probably Elias S. David; by 1918, Joseph Brummer, New York; probably by 1922, Walter A. Roselle, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1949, purchased from Walter A. Roselle, New York.

"Toro!! The Bull in Human History, Art and Sports," University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, April 15–September 4, 2005.

Roselle, Walter. 1923. "Three Examples of Ancient Babylonian Art." Art in America 11, p. 324.

Evans, Sir Arthur. 1928. The Palace of Minos at Knossos, Vol. II. London: Macmillan & Co., p. 262, fig. 157.

Behm-Blancke, Manfred R. 1979. Das Tierbild in der Altmesopotamischen Rundplastik: Eine Untersuchung zum Stilwandel des frühsumerischen Rundbildes. Baghdader Forschungen, Vol. I. Mainz am Rhein: Philip von Zabern, K27, p. 89, Taf. 14, 70, Abb. 62.

Connan, Jacques and Odile Deschesne. 1996. Le Bitume à Suse: Collection du Musée du Louvre. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, pp. 262, 383, fig. 55.

Kawami, Trudy S. 2008. "Bovine Stone Vessels of the Late Uruk Period." In Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005, edited by Robert D. Biggs, Jennie Myers, and Martha T. Roth. Chicago: The University of Chicago, pp. 299-307 (pp. 306-307, fig. 13).
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