In the majority of ancient cultures, the bull acts as the primary symbol of fertility. An object that depicted a bull was believed to work as fertility blessing for the one in possession of it. The expressive cup with the head of a bull would have believed to bless the one drinking from it with reproductive abilities, either augmenting one’s pre-existing abilities or making the barren fruitful
The base of this cup is in the form of a bull’s head that flares out to a slightly wider rim. The piece is completely intact, with a nice design of alternating linear indentations decorating the entire circumference. The bull’s head is complete with ridged nostrils, pointed ears, and upward pointing horns.