Thursday, 27 August 2009

By Jove I'm Feeling Bullish

Jupiter as a Bull.   Parian, circa 1800.
Ancient Greek with script to flanks.

Marble bull in the plot of Dionysios of Kollytos 345 - 338 B.C. Athens.

Roman, circa 1800.   Perhaps from the Workshops of Pacetti.

Goats & Dogs are usually my thing but these are phenomenally covetable - bar, perhaps the first Parian 'Jupiter as a Bull' which just fitted the Jove reference - along with my serious need for a good Indian carved Nandi Bull (more to follow).

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