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Lotto 113 - E-Live Auction 67

2.000,00-3.000,00 GBP
Base d'asta:
1.080,00 GBP
Offerta attuale:
0,00 GBP

Etruscan bronze triple horned bull
3rd – 2nd century BC; length cm 6; Standing with front right leg raised as though about to walk; the tail is curled on itself, laying on the back. The characteristic triple horns remind the depiction of the ancient solar god Tarvus Trigaranus; This statuette represents the Etrusco Roman religious syncretism, probably a religious or ritual object for a temple. Symbol of power and virility the bull is used as an image of fertility and beneficence, fighting on behalf of humankind against the negative forces of disease, barrenness and death; Ex BFA, Auction 43, lot 83; Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.


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