Vessel

Physical description

Clay bull. Animal stands with head raised on a wide muscular neck, horns curving to the front over small square ears. Eyes are incised, as are nostrils and mouth, and tongue rises to lick nose. Loops of clay decorate the face and fall down the animal’s chest in a double row. Pin wheels are placed at edges of mouth, on head, back of neck and sides of stomach. Tail curves to rest on back and falls to the side, long and wide, with defined hair at end. On centre of back is a hole surrounded by a tall flaring neck that leads into the hollow centre of the vessel. Figure is painted a mottled orange and yellow-green overall with brown lines and swirls and the outlines of a saddle.