A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
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Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

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Property from a Swiss Private Collection

AN BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.


with large forward-curving horns, wide-set ears, and long straight tail, grooved linear ornament on the body.

Length 12.5 cm.

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Provenance

Leo Mildenberg (1906-1979), Zurich

Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), Lugano, acquired from the above on June 15th, 1961

by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

For related examples in painted terracotta see H. Th. Bossert, The Art of Ancient Crete, 1937, fig. 300.


This lot appears as no. 7 in an inventory of the Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, Lausanne, January 25th, 1982.

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