Moscophoros (Greek: μοσχοφόρος "calf-bearer") is an ancient Greek statue of cow-bearer that was found in fragments in the Perserschutt in the Acropolis of Athens.[1] The statue, dated c. 560 BC and estimated to have originally measured 1.65 metres (5.4 ft) in height,[2] is currently housed in the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece.

According to an inscription on its base, the statue was a votive offering to the goddess Athena by a certain Rhonbos (although the name is not entirely legible);[2] it is thought to represent Rhonbos himself, bringing sacrifice.[3]

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  1. Lullies, Reinhard (1979). Griechische Plastik. Von den Anfängen bis zum Beginn der römischen Kaiserzeit. 4., erweiterte und völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage. München: Hirmer. ISBN 3-7774-3050-1.
  2. 1 2 Spivey, Nigel (2013). Greek Sculpture. Cambridge University Press. pp. 114–115.
  3. Kleiner, Fred (2013). Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume 1. Cengage Learning. p. 112.

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