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Greek, Bronze Votive Bovine Amulet, Geometric, c. 7th - 6th Century B.C.
Geometric bronze animal figures were popular votive offerings from the mid to late 8th century B.C. in a number of Greek sanctuaries, notably at Olympia. Bronze bulls were probably symbolically offered in place of actual animals.AS58663. Geometric bronze bovine amulet; cf. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1971, p. 19, fig. 18, Choice, 2.2 cm long, 2 cm high; humped bull (zebu?) with long horns; from an American private collection, ex Alex G. Malloy (July 1992); SOLD
Greek, Bronze Krater(?) Handle, Ornamented With Head of Dionysos, c. 400 - 200 B.C.
This handle was probably once attached to a krater, a punch-bowl type vessel used for diluting and serving wine. The earliest kraters were bronze and almost exclusively the volute-type. Very few bronze kraters have survived. Most often only the handles remain.AG40492. Greek bronze krater(?) handle, height 12.7 cm (4 5/8"), ornamented with facing head of Dionysos, SOLD