Statuette of a bull

Roman
Late Etruscan or Republican Period
3rd–1st century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 170.

Dimensions

Length: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7498

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The right side of a bull’s body, in high relief, was originally attached to some other object. The head is turned to the right, and the tongue lolls out to the right side. A flower with leaves springs up the middle of the stomach, half-way up the right side. The tail has been broken off. Brown patina. Badly corroded.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Florence.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution