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Sculpture - Sacred Cow, India, Marble, circa 1883 Reg. No: ST 039781
- Marble sculpture of a sacred cow and a suckling calf. It was accessioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1883.
- Figure of a cow and a suckling calf on a base. The base and the two animals are carved from a single piece of white alabaster. On the underside of the base is a paper label with hand-written words in black ink, part of the label is lost. Both horns have been lost from the cow.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
|Dimensions:||15.5 cm (Height), 5 cm (Width), 19 cm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition heritage|
|Inscriptions:||Written in black ink on paper label on the underside of the base: INDIA/ REIPUTANA/ STONE MANUFACT...
Written on the label in pencil: 10; 9/20/4
Written next to the label in black ink:
|Place & Date Made:||India, by 1883
NGV Stockbook for date.