Bull Statuette by Unknown Artist

This finely carved fragment of antique statuary, discovered in a local garden, probably dates from the early Roman settlement of 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.

Venue details

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire Danes Terrace, LINCOLN Lincolnshire LN2 1LP 01522 550990 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

Entry details

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