Sacred Cow or Bull Sculpture, KR Mark - Ken Ryan

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Post by RoyJ99 February 24th 2021, 6:56 pm

Found this wonderful sculpture or figurine a few weeks ago at a local auction, catalogued as unmarked but while photographing it I found an incised mark in one corner which reads "KR93". Haven't beeen able to find anything similar in style and so far drawing a blank with the mark, not even sure which continent it's from even if it appears to be Indian inspired. Thanks in advance.

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Post by abstract toad February 26th 2021, 7:17 pm

That is a magnificent beast, wish I owned it.
I can imagine a pair of those making for a great couple of bookends.
Sorry I can't help with ID.
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Post by NaomiM February 26th 2021, 11:01 pm

Wonderful piece.

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Post by philpot February 27th 2021, 8:26 am

It does look sacred. Lovely piece.
Cows as deities are in various religions. Kamadhenu in Hindu, Hathor in Egypt, perhaps even the Minotaur in Crete.
I wonder if it is a high end tourist piece? Egypt might be a thought with their long and flourishing tourist trade.
Equally, Britain had several centuries of ruling India. Lots of keepsakes came back. There are lot of Hnidus living in Britain
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Post by NaomiM September 22nd 2021, 5:03 pm

Another one online recently. Still unknown; unmarked, but possibly Scottish

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Post by benwilliams January 20th 2024, 9:52 pm

One online: “by Scottish potter Ken Ryan. he attended Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1989.”
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