Fragment of a bronze leg or support. Culture: Possibly Greek. Dimensions: H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm). Date: 5th century B.C. or later. The object was a decorative adjunct to a utensil, as indicated by the shaft and holes for attachment. The curled leaf could have served as one of several supports for a basin or the equivalent. Alternatively, the whole piece could have embellished a piece of furniture. Dating is difficult because the bull's head has a rather archaic appearance, while the stylization of the leaf suggests a late date. Museum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
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Image ID: PB3YTA