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Roman - Bronze Votive Bull

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 525

Estimate
GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 240 - 350
USD ($) 260 - 390

Sold for (Inc. premium): £230

ROMAN - BRONZE VOTIVE BULL

Circa 3rd century AD. A solid cast figure of a bull with horns, shoulder hump and dewlap; well modelled, standing on an integral rectangular base with corner feet. 48mm tall. Very fine.

Provenance
Old English collection.

Footnotes
The worship of Mithras was one of the official religions of the Later Roman period, especially popular with the army; its central rite was the despatch of a bull, which figures in Mithraic iconography.

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

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Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

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