The kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel was found buried in Southwestern Iran, and is now held in Metropolitan Museum of Art. It stands 16.3 centimeters tall, and it is made of silver however it is undetermined how they acquired such materials. The people of Iran made this figure but its use is unknown, it could be said that it was used for a ritual of some sort, or maybe even a sacrifice because there was bits of cloth remaining on the dug up artifact it could also be said that it was buried on purpose. This would support the theory that it was used for a ritual. The bull is made up of four parts: The head, the body, the legs and the urn with the spout. The head is clearly a bulls with a snout and horns. The shoulders however appear to be human, like the rest of the body. However in place of hands there are hooves which are also associated with the bull. The stomach region of this figure is rounded, which could suggest that it was part of a fertility ritual. The legs are human and in a kneeling position which suggests that it was offering something. The figure is clothed which is odd for a half human, half bull which could suggest that it was more human than bull. source: The kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel was found buried in Southwestern Iran, and is now held in Metropolitan Museum of Art. It stands 16.3 centimeters tall, and it is made of silver however it is undetermined how they acquired such materials. The people of Iran made this figure but its use is unknown, it could be said that it was used for a ritual of some sort, or maybe even a sacrifice because there was bits of cloth remaining on the dug up artifact it could also be said that it was buried on purpose. This would support the theory that it was used for a ritual. The bull is made up of four parts: The head, the body, the legs and the urn with the spout. The head is clearly a bulls with a snout and horns. The shoulders however appear to be human, like the rest of the body. However in place of hands there are hooves which are also associated with the bull. The stomach region of this figure is rounded, which could suggest that it was part of a fertility ritual. The legs are human and in a kneeling position which suggests that it was offering something. The figure is clothed which is odd for a half human, half bull which could suggest that it was more human than bull.


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