Friday, January 03, 2014

MET Friends: The Cow



One of my "Old Friends" at the MET is The Cow.   OK, it's actually a "Kneeling Bull Holding a Spouted Vessel."   I almost always walk by to see it when I visit.










It's probably a sistrum, or ritual rattle -- but no one knows for sure.  I like how it holds its pail in its hooves.







I pretty much love everything about The Cow.  I like the arms, the horns and also like the pattern on its clothing.













The Cow has a secret smile, too.

It is easy for me to imagine a row of similar animal figures lining a narrow rectangular pool with the water flowing from the spouts of their vessels.
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