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MB1519

A Near East Bronze Bull Cosmetic Vessel with Applicator, ca. 1st millennium B.C.

a figural bull vessel, with alert ears and long curled horns, the vessel formed at the back with long neck and flared rim, with bronze flat tipped applicator.

Dimensions:  Length: 3.14 inches (8 cm), Height: 2.16 inches (5.5 cm)

Condition:  Spout reattached, with loss to tip of right horn, with good brown patina.  A most charming example.

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. 

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