Bull's head bowl from the Treasure of Nagyszentmiklós

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Bull's head bowl from the Treasure of Nagyszentmiklós.

One of the best old hungarian treasures...

The Treasure of Nagyszentmiklós is a valuable collection of twenty-three early medieval gold vessels, found in 1799 in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary in the Habsburg Empire (now Sânnicolau Mare in Romania). The treasure was soon transferred to Vienna, the capital of the empire, where it has been ever since...

...The treasure, consisting of twenty-three gold vessels and variously dated from the 6th to the 10th century, was found in 1799 in the vicinity of Sânnicolau Mare. The figure of the "victorious Prince" dragging a prisoner along by his hair (see figure on the right), and the mythological scene at the back of the golden jar, as well as the design of other ornamental objects, show close affinities with finds at Novi Pazar, Bulgaria and at Sarkel, Russia. Stylistically, Central Asian, Persian-Sassanid and Byzantine influences are predominant...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_of_Nagyszentmikl%C3%B3s

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