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Sculpture - Sacred Cow, India, Marble, circa 1883 Object Reg. No: ST 039781

Summary:
Marble sculpture of a sacred cow and a suckling calf. It was accessioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1883.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15.5 cm (Height), 5 cm (Width), 19 cm (Length)

More information

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.

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