Parthian Roman Green Glaze Pottery Bulls Head

 

13962. Parthian Roman Green Glaze Pottery Bulls Head

Eastern Roman Empire Ca 4th Century AD.

A rare and sensitive depiction of a buff clay head with neck; fashioned of thick squat form, pronounced snout, dewlap and horns. Curious, there is a scorpion rendered atop his head and between his horns. A fertility symbol or some tie in tot eh cult of Mitharas. Good green glaze surface and deposits, wear, and exceptional patina.

Size: 7-1/2 in. Length; 10-1/4 height on custom mount.

Provenance: Ex Prominent NY collector DK. acq 2000s

$5,500

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