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Sardinian Nuraghian Period bronze votive boat
SARDINIAN NURAGHIAN PERIOD BRONZE VOTIVE BOAT

An open vessel with a bulls head prow, the animal with long back curving horns. Cast in one piece with an arching element along the back joined to a suspension loop.

Orgossolo, province of Nuoro, 8th-7th Century BC

L. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.)

Ex collection of John Kluge, Charlottesville, ,VA, acquired from Royal-Athena in March 1989; sold at Christie’s NY, June 2004.

For the type, see Thimme, Kunst und Kultur Sardinens von Neolithikum bis zum Ende der Nuraghenzeit, nos 177-190; Zervos, 'Sardaigne', fig. 404.

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