Spouted vessel in the shape of a bull
Near Eastern, Iranian
10th–9th century B.C.
Findspot: Iran, Amlash
Length: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Rhyton in shape of bull from Amlash. Red-ware with spots of black paint. Complete, but hump made up of numerous original fragments. Bull-shaped vessels of this type have been found in important tombs. Bulls were usually identified with a powerful god or with strength and male sexual potency.
Said to be from Amlash. By 1961: Audrey M. Redwine collection, McLean, VA; 1961: purchased by the MFA from Audrey M. Redwine.
(Accession Date: May 10, 1961)
Frederick Brown Fund