This finely carved fragment of antique statuary, discovered in a local garden, probably dates from the early Roman settlement of Lincoln.
Bull Statuette by Unknown Artist, 100-200
Images courtesy The Collection, Lincoln
- 37 × 19.5 × 12cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £5,000)
- Acquired in:
- Elizabeth Rowlett
The subject is a bull, with subtle detailing of the ribs and pelvic bone and indications that the head was lowered in the act of charging. This motif is known from other Roman depictions, such as images on coins and rings.
Discovered by Elizabeth Rowlett, Lincoln, 2013.
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