Handle from a chest or a vessel
Hellenistic or Roman Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 405.
Height x width: 8 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Gift of Richard R. Wagner