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Bearded Bull’s Head

Cultural Region
Near Eastern@Cultural Region
Artist Culture
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Period
Early Dynastic III period, 2600–2450 BC
Bronze Age, 3000–1100 BC
Date
2600–2450 BC
Material
Copper with lapis lazuli and shell inlay
Place associated
Southern Iraq, Asia
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Gallery 259
Dimensions
9 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 4 3/4 in. (23.5 x 23 x 12.1 cm)
Credit Line
Friends Fund
Rights
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Object Number
260:1951
by 1949 - 1951
E. S. David, Long Island City, NY, USA [1]

1951 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from E. S. David [2]


Notes:
[1] E. S. David sent the head to the conservation lab at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A letter dated April 28, 1949, from Bill Young, the conservator, to David indicates conservation work done on the bull's head [SLAM document files].

[2] Bill of sale dated November 17, 1951 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, November 8, 1951.
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