Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Handle (one of a pair)

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 404.

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.2 x 8 cm (2 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1340

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The handles (this is a pair with 66.933) are from a chest or vessel, perhaps a cauldron, in the form of bulls’ heads with three rings from the face. The bulls’ heads are hollow; the rings, solid. Dark 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