MB1411

A Luristan Bronze Zebu Bull, ca. 1st millenium BC

Cast using the lost wax method, an elegant bronze bull with stylized features, the barrel body with a large hump, curved horns, and suspension loop behind hump.

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall withfine blue-green surface patina.

Dimensions:   Length:  5.5 cm (2 1/8 inches) 

Provenance:  The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's.  Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 - 2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues.  His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.




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