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Hellenistic Gold Pendant in the Form of a Bull's Head - FJ.0444
Origin: Geresa, Jordan
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC

Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Gold

Location: United States
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Though sculpted on a miniature scale, this exquisite pendant captures the timeless strength and power of the bull. Since the dawn of civilization, this might animal was worshiped as a God, and offered as the ultimate gift to gain the favor of a deity. This little gold amulet may have been worn as a religious symbol, perhaps by a follower to the Egyptian Apis cult. After the passage of centuries, its exact meaning has been lost, even as its elegant beauty continues to work its powerful spell. - (FJ.0444)


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