The bovine head of this example has high, spreading horns and the forehead lozenge of a t'ao-t'ieh. Directly below is a band of rising blades with spiral filling. The terminal border of the pole top also has a spiral decro. PatinaGreen.

Cow-head finial, 12th century BCE

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsburyexpand_more  50.46.100

G214expand_more
Details
Title
Cow-head finial
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.100
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The bovine head of this example has high, spreading horns and the forehead lozenge of a t'ao-t'ieh. Directly below is a band of rising blades with spiral filling. The terminal border of the pole top also has a spiral decro. PatinaGreen.