Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Handle (one of a pair), from a chest or vessel

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

66.933

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The handle is from a chest or vessel, perhaps a cauldron, in the form of a bull’s head with three rings emanating from the face. The bull’s head is hollow; the rings, solid. Dark green patina. Paired in Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes with 65.1340.

Provenance

Said to come from Istanbul. 1966, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner