During the Early Bronze Age in Central Anatolia (Turkey) 3000–2000 BCE, a number of nonliterate, discrete cultures with little contact with urban Mesopotamia produced spectacular metal vessels, jewelry, weapons, and musical instruments buried with their rulers. This pair of long-horned bulls were cast separately of arsenical copper, held together by extensions of their front and back legs, bent around the plinth.
Bronze statuette of a horse, late 2nd-1st century B.C. Greek. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1923 (23.69) | When this bronze horse was first acquired in 1923, its austere majesty led to its identification as an Early Classical masterpiece of the fifth century B.C. #horses