Sacred bull

Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Dynasty or Roman Period, 305 BCE-395 CE
Medium
Glazed clay with marble base
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7.5 x 3.4 x 6.8 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.238
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: animal

Keywords
bull, Egypt, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)
Provenance

To 1905
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Paris, France to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris, in 1905 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Voucher No. 1, October 1905, and Original Pottery List, L. 1395, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) 1868 - 1951

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum