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Syrio-Hittite Sculpture of a Zebu Bull - FZ.199
Origin: Syria
Circa: 2000 BC to 1000 BC
Dimensions: 2.125" (5.4cm) high x .5" (1.3cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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The Zebu, an ox with a prominent hump, has been domesticated in the east since the dawn of history. Such a creature, valued for its milk, its flesh and its hide, would have made a valuable sacrifice to win the favor of the gods. This charming bronze votive, an offering of a more modest if more enduring nature, would serve the same purpose. Who placed it at some ancient shrine, and what did they ask of the heavens? Such a splendid gift must have pleased those now-forgotten deities, and the wishes of that ancient votary were surely granted. - (FZ.199)


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