Handle from a chest or a vessel

Greco-Roman
Hellenistic or Roman Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 405.

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1341

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A handle of a chest or vessel, perhaps a cauldron, in the form of a bull’s head with three rings from the face. The head is hollow, the rings solid. The design is highly stylized. The rings are flat and broad, each with an inset or incised circle at its lowest part. Green patina.

Provenance

Acquired in Istanbul by Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA; 1965, gift of Richard R. Wagner to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner