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Figurine of quadruped, possibly a bison
Date1420 BC - 1380 BC
Middle Bronze Age I (Near East) (2100 - 2000 BC)
Material and technique
Dimensions5 cm (height)
3.9 cm (width)
7.2 cm (length)
No. of items
Allocated by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1939.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
(bos banasus)?; handmodelled; baked; grey fabric; forepart only; legs missing; prominent bulbous snout with raised ridge marking the brow above the eyes; rounded ears; on the upper back the thick dorsal mane of a bison rather than the hump of bos indicus seems to be indicated; lump on left shoulder; very worn surface.
In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)
Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 265, p.175, illus. p.175