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Hittite Bronze Zebu Bull Votive Sculpture - FZ.213
Origin: Anatolia
Circa: 2000 BC to 1500 BC
Dimensions: 3" (7.6cm) high x 4.25" (10.8cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Bronze

Location: Great Britain
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Since the dawn of time, the bull has represented power, strength and nobility. This splendid votive, unusually large, depicts a Zebu, the hump-backed bull common to Asian regions. At the height of the Hittite empire, it was offered as a gift to win the favor of the gods. A fierce warrior people, the Hittites worshiped deities for whom a bull was the ultimate sacrifice. As a tribute to masculine strength, it impresses us even today with its timeless aura of power. - (FZ.213)


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