A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BULL, PROBABLY CRETAN, CIRCA LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
5,000 - 8,000 GBP
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.
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
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.