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Horned Animal

4 5/16 x 4 x 1 15/16 in. (11 x 10.2 x 5 cm)


Object Type: Metalwork
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Alvah Miller
Accession Number: 1948.57
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Location: Not currently on view

In her letter to the donor of this sculpture, then Gallery Director Gertrude Herdle Moore thanked him for the “prehistoric bronze handle in the form of a horned animal.” There is no record as to what the figurine might have been a handle for. It was initially thought to be from the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago southwest of Great Britain, but inquiries to scholars in that region revealed otherwise. The culture and date of origin for the little bronze animal remain unknown.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

Dr. Alvah Miller, Rochester, NY; his gift to the gallery in 1948

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013

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