|GREEK BRONZE ACHELOOS, THE RIVER GOD
The personification of the river represented as a bull with the head of a bearded man with short horns and projecting bull's ears. Choice and very rare.
Ca. 500-450 BC
L. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.)
Ex Sotheby’s London, December 1982; Royal-Athena, 1989; John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, VA; J.M.E. collection, N.Y., acquired at Christie’s N.Y., June 2004.
Published: J. Herrmann, "From Olympus to the Underworld, Ancient Bronzes from the John W. Kluge Collection," Minerva, vol. 7, no. 2, 1996, fig. 1; C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-87. Exhibited: ‘Monsters, Demons, and Winged Beasts: Composite Creatures of the Ancient World’, Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University, Atlanta, February 5 - June 19, 2011.