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No. 76982691

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Ancient Roman Bronze Bull Figurine
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€ 170
12 weeks ago

Ancient Roman Bronze Bull Figurine

Ca. 100-300 AD Crafted from bronze, this freestanding bull figurine showcases a short tail, a thick body, and a large head adorned with pronounced horns. These distinctive features evoke the power and strength associated with the bull, an animal of great significance in the Roman world. Symbolically, the bull held multifaceted meanings in Roman culture. It was often associated with agricultural abundance, reflecting the importance of agriculture in sustaining the Roman Empire. The bull's robust physique and imposing presence also made it a symbol of strength and virility, embodying the martial and warrior aspects of Roman society. Moreover, the bull featured prominently in Roman mythology and religious practices. It was associated with deities such as Jupiter, who was often depicted in the form of a bull. The animal's association with divinity further reinforced its symbolic significance as a representation of power and divine authority. Size: L:20mm / W:35mm ; 35g Provenance: Private London collection; formerly acquired in the US in the 1990s. Disclaimer: All items will be shipped from Belgium. The seller guarantees and can prove that the object was obtained legally. The seller was informed by Catawiki that they had to provide the documentation required by the laws and regulations in their country of residence. The seller guarantees and is entitled to sell/export this object. The seller will provide all provenance information known about the object to the buyer. The seller ensures that any necessary permits are/will be arranged. The seller will inform the buyer immediately about any delays in obtaining such permits. The seller will not ship outside the EU.

No. 76982691

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Ancient Roman Bronze Bull Figurine

Ancient Roman Bronze Bull Figurine

Ca. 100-300 AD

Crafted from bronze, this freestanding bull figurine showcases a short tail, a thick body, and a large head adorned with pronounced horns. These distinctive features evoke the power and strength associated with the bull, an animal of great significance in the Roman world. Symbolically, the bull held multifaceted meanings in Roman culture. It was often associated with agricultural abundance, reflecting the importance of agriculture in sustaining the Roman Empire. The bull's robust physique and imposing presence also made it a symbol of strength and virility, embodying the martial and warrior aspects of Roman society. Moreover, the bull featured prominently in Roman mythology and religious practices. It was associated with deities such as Jupiter, who was often depicted in the form of a bull. The animal's association with divinity further reinforced its symbolic significance as a representation of power and divine authority.

Size: L:20mm / W:35mm ; 35g

Provenance: Private London collection; formerly acquired in the US in the 1990s.


Disclaimer:
All items will be shipped from Belgium.
The seller guarantees and can prove that the object was obtained legally.
The seller was informed by Catawiki that they had to provide the documentation required by the laws and regulations in their country of residence.
The seller guarantees and is entitled to sell/export this object.
The seller will provide all provenance information known about the object to the buyer.
The seller ensures that any necessary permits are/will be arranged.
The seller will inform the buyer immediately about any delays in obtaining such permits.
The seller will not ship outside the EU.

Seller's Story

All items will be posted very fast from our Belgium offices. We offer very cheap shipping and extremely fast delivery within all the EU. Please note the shipping costs also include the handling fee and packing material. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Authenticity: All items sold by Ancient Art & Coins are guaranteed to be authentic and as described or your money back. We have a combined experience of over 50 years of collecting and selling works of art and we collaborate with consultants, academics and laboratories from the field to ensure all objects sold are genuine. Important: Each winner will be charged reduced VAT percentage that is customary in the country to which the lot is shipped and Catawiki will pay the VAT collected directly to the buyer´s destination country Tax Authorities. Here are the reduced VAT rates for antiques: Belgium 5%, France 5.5%, Greece 6%, Germany 7%, Netherlands 9%, Italy 10%, Ireland 13.5%, Italy 10%, Luxembourg 8%, Spain 10%, Sweden 12%, Austria 10%, etc.
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