Lot 2318: Western Asiatic Southern Arabian Stand with Bull's Head
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th-3rd century BC. A bronze square pedestal with tapering sides, the front decorated with a projecting bull's head with fan tailed headdress above. 2 kg, 10 x 16 x 13cm (3 3/4 x 6 x 5 3/4"). Property of a gentleman; from a Mayfair, London, UK, gallery. The piece was possibly used as a small altar within a temple for the burning of incense, or offerings being placed on it. The bull was a significant animal in South Arabian religion and was associated with the moon god Hubal.
Condition Report: Very fine condition, restored.