Charging Bull with Rosettte, Constellation Above

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black serpentine
Overall: 5/8 × 3/8 in. (1.6 × 0.9 cm)
Morgan Seal 635
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908

"In 635 and 636, the principal figure is a bull. In 635 the animal is charging at a rosette; this theme probably represents an abbreviation of such contest scenes as that of 618. Since the renderings of the bull in 635 and 618 are almost identical, a dating in correspondence with that of the latter seal, in the ninth or in the earlier part of the eighth century, is indicated for 635."--Porada, CANES, p. 75


Charging bull, rosette before it -- Seven globes in sky.