Fantasy animal
Bronze, black lacquer, attributed to Arent van Bolten, c. 1610-c. 1630, Rijksmuseum.

On a circular base the animal stands on both hind legs with split hooves. The strongly curved back with pronounced spine merges into the downward-facing, forward-curved long neck. The animal holds the horizontally placed head with both forelegs, which has a protruding lower jaw and horns and a ferocious expression. His goatee touches the upper base, his tail pops up. This statuette is possibly an oil lamp. Dimensions:  10.5 cm w 10 cm.


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