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Bronze statuette of a bull

Bronze statuette of a bull

Many statuettes of this type, belonging to the Roman Imperial period, are thought to be adaptations from an Egyptian original type and may be associated with Apis, the sacred animal of Memphis. Imperial

Bronze statuette of bull

Bronze statuette of bull

Statuette of a bull; missing its forelegs. Imperial

Vessel in form of bull

Vessel in form of bull

Syria Roman or Parthian (?)

Bronze statuette of a bull

Bronze statuette of a bull

The bull was a powerful symbol in many ancient religions, none more so than in that of Egypt, where the animal was worshipped as the god Apis. The Romans found it easier to accept the Apis bull than some of the... more

Box Lid with a Bull

Box Lid with a Bull

Box lids are a rare Gandharan example of non-religious art. The animal surrounded by swirling foliage is a motif originally found in north India. Such luxury objects moved readily along the trade routes to Afgh... more

Shiva and Parvati with their Sons Karttikeya and Ganesha and the Calf Bull

Shiva and Parvati with their Sons Karttikeya and Ganesha and the Calf ...

A devotee used this charming rendering of the Shiva family assembled on a single pedestal for worship, likely in a private chapel. Shiva holds a rosary (aksamala) and flask; his wife, Parvati, a mirror. Both ar... more

Toy Bull

Toy Bull

Eastern Javanese period

Bell with Bull with Chain

Bell with Bull with Chain

Eastern Javanese period

Lid with a Lion attacking a Bull

Lid with a Lion attacking a Bull

This unglazed earthenware fragment was most likely used as the lid of a large cooking pot. The molded scene depicts a lion attacking a bull, and the feet at the bottom indicate that a similar scene was repeated... more

Bull baiting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 144v

Bull baiting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 144v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of dogs baiting a chained bull, urged on by two men. Image taken from f. 144v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Bull baiting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 144v

Bull baiting from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 144v

Bas-de-page scene of dogs baiting a chained bull, urged on by two men. Image taken from f. 144v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Bulla (Papal bull) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 207

Bulla (Papal bull) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 207

Historiated initial 'B'(ulla) of a pope giving a sealed document to a cleric. Image taken from f. 207 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

"A Bull", Folio from a Dispersed Nuzhatnama-i ‘Ala’i of Shahmardan ibn Abi’l Khayr

"A Bull", Folio from a Dispersed Nuzhatnama-i ‘Ala’i of Shahmardan ibn...

The encyclopaedic text from which this page comes was written between 1095 and 1119 and consists of two parts, one devoted to the three kingdoms of nature, including humans, animals, agriculture and minerals an... more

Sacrifice of a bull from BL YT 16, f. 28v

Sacrifice of a bull from BL YT 16, f. 28v

Detail of an historiated initial 'U' of three men offering a bull to be sacrificed. Image taken from f. 28v of Bible. Written in Latin.

Bull hunt

Bull hunt

After a composition by Valerio Belli (Il Vicentino) (1468–1546)

Head and Front Quarters of a Bull

Head and Front Quarters of a Bull

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

Hercules defeating the river god Acheolus in the form of a bull, with three women to his left holding cornucopias, from a series of six engravings of Herculean Subjects

Hercules defeating the river god Acheolus in the form of a bull, with ...

This engraving is one of a series of the six feats of Hercules commissioned from Rosso and Caraglio by Baviero de' Carocci, who had been Raphael's printing assistant. When the river god Achelous fought with Her... more

"Study of a Nilgai (Blue Bull)", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

"Study of a Nilgai (Blue Bull)", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

The nilgai, though known as a blue bull, is a type of antelope found in central and northern India and eastern Pakistan. This study was painted by Mansur, probably after observing the animal in Jahangir’s (r. 1... more

Plate 3: Saint Luke with his head turned in profile to the right, a book in each hand, a bull at his feet, from 'The four evangelists'

Plate 3: Saint Luke with his head turned in profile to the right, a bo...

Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt)

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Amphion and Zethus Tying Dirce to a Wild Bull [The Farnese Bull]

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Amphion and Zethus Tying Dirce to a W...

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Phalaris Having Perillus Thrown into the Bronze Bull

Phalaris Having Perillus Thrown into the Bronze Bull

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Hercules Capturing the Cretan Bull: part of a cycle depicting the Labors of Hercules

Hercules Capturing the Cretan Bull: part of a cycle depicting the Labo...

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Horse, Bull, Lion, and Boar

Horse, Bull, Lion, and Boar

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Bull
Europa and the Bull

Europa and the Bull

Anonymous, Italian, Bolognese, 17th century

Bull

Bull

After a composition by Giambologna (Netherlandish, Douai 1529–1608 Florence)

Hercules and the Cretan Bull

Hercules and the Cretan Bull

Giovanni Bologna modelled, ca. 1576, twelve Labors of Hercules for Francesco I Medici, mentioned by Simone Fortuna in a letter of 27 October 1581 to the Duke of Urbino, six of which were cast by Michele Mazzafi... more

Vase with the Veneration of a Bull

Vase with the Veneration of a Bull

Depiction of a vase with two handles. The vase is caracterized by a frieze with a scene showing various figures kneeling before and adoring a bull. The print is part of a series of 12 vases said to be designed ... more

Plate 5: Vase or Ewer with a Double Frieze, the Top shows Men Wrestling a Bull, the Bottom contains a Mask and Two Griffins, from Antique Vases (Vasa a Polydoro Caravagino)

Plate 5: Vase or Ewer with a Double Frieze, the Top shows Men Wrestlin...

These vases are reverse copies of Alberti's series of 1582. Aegidius Sadeler II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1568–1629 Prague)

Hercules and  Achelous: at center Hercules grasps the horns of a bull while pressing his right foot onto its leg, at left Hercules wrestles a serpent, at right Hercules wrestles a male figure on the ground, from the series 'The Labors of Hercules'

Hercules and Achelous: at center Hercules grasps the horns of a bull ...

Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)

Dagger with Hilt in the Form of a Blue Bull (Nilgai)

Dagger with Hilt in the Form of a Blue Bull (Nilgai)

The weaponry produced at the Mughal court reflects the same refinement as other portable arts. Daggers such as this one were sometimes awarded to officers who had distinguished themselves in military victory an... more

Plate 9: Marine Bull, from 'Various figures and doodles' (Diverses figures et griffonnemens)

Plate 9: Marine Bull, from 'Various figures and doodles' (Diverses fig...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Young Herdsman with a Bull, from Different Animals

Young Herdsman with a Bull, from Different Animals

Adriaen van de Velde (Dutch, Amsterdam 1636–1672 Amsterdam)

Young Woman Trying to Stop a Bull

Young Woman Trying to Stop a Bull

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A woman in profile pulling back on a rope tied around the horns of a young bull

A woman in profile pulling back on a rope tied around the horns of a y...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A woman in profile pulling back on a rope tied around the horns of a young bull

A woman in profile pulling back on a rope tied around the horns of a y...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A woman in profile pulling back on a rope tied around the horns of a young bull

A woman in profile pulling back on a rope tied around the horns of a y...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Hercules and Achelous (in the form of a bull)

Hercules and Achelous (in the form of a bull)

Old photographs show this small relief set into an ebony base that supported the sculpture of Hercules and Achelous, also in the Museum's collection (1982.60.129). Attributed to the Master of the Martyrdom of S... more

Bull
Centaur with Club and Maiden on Bull

Centaur with Club and Maiden on Bull

Anonymous, French, 18th century

Netsuke in the Shape of a Bull

Netsuke in the Shape of a Bull

Edo period (1615–1868)

Young bull

Young bull

Possibly by Francesco Gallo

Acheloüs Transformed into a Bull

Acheloüs Transformed into a Bull

Jean-Baptiste Oudry (French, Paris 1686–1755 Beauvais)

Charging bull (one of a pair)

Charging bull (one of a pair)

Derby Porcelain Manufactory (British, 1751–1785)

Europa and the Bull

Europa and the Bull

Saint James's Factory (British, 1749–1759)

Charging bull (one of a pair)

Charging bull (one of a pair)

Derby Porcelain Manufactory (British, 1751–1785)

A Bull Lying Down, and Two Donkeys, in a Landscape

A Bull Lying Down, and Two Donkeys, in a Landscape

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)