Seller: sf-fineart (2,887) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 390490042162 ANCIENT GREEK TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FIGURINE OF A BULL, circa 5th Century B.C. Click to View Image Album This is a magnificent original ANCIENT GREEK TERRACOTTA VOTIVE FIGURINE OF A BULL, circa 5th Century B.C. This rare and unusual votive sculpture of a bull is standing upright and has an upturned ears and a defined tail. The light orange clay is abraded and blackened in places with traces of pigmentation. Votives were gifts offered to the gods by their worshippers. They were often given for benefits already conferred or in anticipation of future divine favors. Or they could be offered to propitiate the gods for crimes involving blood-guilt, impiety, or the breach of religious customs. They could be given either voluntarily or in response to demands by the cult's priesthood that the donor fulfill a religious vow or honor some religious custom. This figurine measures 6 ¼” long, 3 ¼” high, 1 ¾” wide and is missing the front legs. PROVENANCE: Bel Air, California Estate. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Shipping is $15.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 4 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles. Shipping & Handling $15.00 USPS Priority Mail® Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!