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CANAANITE BRONZE FIGURE OF A HUMPED BULL 1700-1400 BC

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CANAANITE BRONZE FIGURE OF A HUMPED BULL 1700-1400 BC
Culture: CANAANITE. Date: 1700 - 1400 BC. Material: BRONZE. Provenance: EX: EARLY PRIVATE COLLECTION FORMED IN THE 1960'S. Condition: INTACT, SUPERB, WITH GREEN PATINA. Measurements: 3.1 INCHES LONG, (8 CMS), 2.25 INCHES HIGH, (6 CMS). Standing on a stolid pose, with pronounced dewlap, circular snout with grooved mouth, indented nostrils and large protruding eyes, his long erect phallus (denoting fertility), attached underneath his belly . Cf: For an almost identical example, see lot 197, Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, 13 June 2002.


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