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.