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

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.

Provenance

Discovered by Elizabeth Rowlett, Lincoln, 2013.


The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP
01522 782040
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